At this point (it may change later) I literally see no negative comments about GNOME3 except for reddit's obvious troll, and one neutral comment by someone who doesn't use GNOME3 now but hopes to in the future if it improve for his use case. Hardly a case for "comments off."
I think people have gotten tired of being negative about GNOME. They clearly have a philosophy which is different than some other desktop environments. You either buy into it, or you don't. I was willing to give GNOME3 a try: I would encourage other people to try it too. I didn't end up selecting it as my DE, but that's neither here nor there. I've talked about it elsewhere: it's probably about as interesting to you as my choice of vi or emacs, and it has nothing to do with this article.