Well, I'm happy that you post on LWN and I'm happy I've had a chance to exchange ideas with you. On topic, I'm very excited to see what a classic mode will do. I use fallback mode currently because I have a more GNOME 2-ish workflow, and my gma500-based video card makes anything but basic video operations painful.
I do wish comments on these articles would stay away from hyperbole. Every time GNOME is mentioned people immediately jump to making assumptions about people and intent. There are gifted coders and contributors on LWN. Surely the time would be better spent contributing.