Hmm, from reading this thread seems to have dug up the usual, nothing new.
I'd agree that ultimately if the Gnome guys want to do something that's cool by me. I seem to be one of a few who hated Gnome 2 but really like Gnome 3. It could do with how I use a desktop, lots of shell windows (using terminator) and few applications.
There are just so many desktop options that to continually moan about Gnome 3 just seems pointless, move somewhere else.