Agreed. Gnome 3's usability is awful - even some of the graphical elements don't seem finished off.
That is why i stayed with a older version of ubuntu, saying that I can't use it at the moment the hard drive on my laptop don't seem to be reconised for some reason.
I been using windows 8 as my main Os for a couple of days now, not going to keep it, just having a look for a few weeks.
Had a few problems and still got some. Screen keeps blanking out for some reason, put new drivers in for graphics card as well from Nvidea.
Incredimail plays up I have to launch it via a desktop icon and need to change compatibility to Xp every time, which is strange as it works fine with windows 7.
My Iron browser mucked up and will not keep it's profile, using Commodo Dragon browser at the moment.
If I stay in the desktop I don't really notice much difference, I have as yet don't feel the need to use the metro interface apart from the computer first starts up.
So i think the metro interface on desktops and laptops is just another way to get people to sign up to Microsoft cloud, as of yet I have not found any use for it.
I made a image backup of my windows 7 Os so it is easy enough to get back to windows 7.
I would not buy Windows 8 as it don't offer anything extra for me.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.