We are a off topic here, and especially with reddit's tone it's a little hard to talk about Gnome 3.
However, this is my question: How can I test GNOME 3? I don't have any Linux desktop's around, and the only machine I could play with runs Debian Stable and upgrading to Gnome 3 would be a lot of time and effort. I can test the live CD I guess, but I need something more permanent so I can actually try to do some work with it. If I run it in VirtualBox, I won't have hardware acceleration and it will fall back into fallback mode which defeats the purpose of testing.
Any ideas how to try out GNOME 3? Any luck getting it to run in some virtualization software (OS X as the host in my case)? I'd like to avoid dual booting Linux on it, as I had issues before where it screwed up my partition table and I currently don't have any spare external HD's laying around.