What argument are you talking about? It should've been clear from the start that I wasn't arguing about the "classic" mode in Gnome 3 (too little too late, if you ask me), the only sensible thing you wrote is that my comment was personally directed to you: yes, I hoped you might notice how hypocritical of you was telling one guy "enough stupid sarcasm" after you took the high ground telling another one "please don't insult anyone" for exactly the same kind of remark (which didn't include the word "stupid", btw).
But of course that didn't happen: God forbid that you might admit being wrong! I guess you might be the kind of person who says "look where you're going!" when you bump into someone. No, I won't come pay a visit to you at FOSDEM: my attitude might be different indeed, but it's yours that it's at fault here.
I'm afraid the current problem with GNOME development it's not technical, and it's not political either: it's just that the wrong people are doing it. You're back at the starting point of the open source movement: you're scratching your personal itches, so to speak, only you're disguising that using words like "vision", "brand", and so on. The technical regressions in GNOME 3 are just a symptom of the psychological regression and detachment from the GNOME community by the current developers.
I almost felt sorry for you guys when reading the heavy trolling in this thread, but not anymore, you reap what you sow after all. I will be back to GNOME when you either grow up (in all senses), or a new generation of developers will take your place.
So long and thanks for GNOME 2.x (if you had any part in it).