Well of course people who don't work there don't understand the internal machinations of the company, that's why they have to use their imaginations.
> convert those folks from their macs/windows to rhel/fedora
That's laudable but you probably want some using alternate platforms just to shake out interoperability issues and have team members who are familiar with how other platforms have solved problems. You don't want to end up in an insular, but profitable, backwater where no one really knows what the state of the art is (aside from your locally generated software being "the best") because it's considered treasonous to use alternate platforms.
> not a proven design
While its too late now, it would have smoothed the transition considerably if instead of a forced march to gnome-shell if it was offered as a secondary option and the traditional UI was maintained. Of course that would mean that gnome-shell would have less development resources available so it wouldn't be as polished today as it is but it would allow the end-user to have more agency which would have made them happier, usage could grow organically until the old design is deprecated because no one chooses to use it anymore. You think that we all would have learned from the KDE4 example but I guess not.
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