FWIW, all the people for whom I've set up a computer with gnome3 are happy with it. Some were used to windows, some to gnome2 or XFCE. They don't have a personal domain and they don't blog that they like gnome3. And they don't want to come back to their previous environment. And I'm sure they don't even know the name of the DE they're using.
Gnome-related posts on LWN are disheartening, Corbet should declare an embargo. See systemd ? after all those complaints,flamewars,rantwars, you name it, most people are just happy with it now - except the few usual super vocal users.