Wow the Kool-Aid must be delicious huh?
"revolutionized desktop Linux"
"made it easy-to-use for the masses"
I give you one point.
"design work being done by the designers"
Do you sincerely believe that Unity is well-designed? Pull anyone off the streets and tell them to choose between that dung-colored-Unity and the blue-GNOME-Shell.
"ONLY one to attempt at breaking the MS/Apple monopoly in the desktop market"
You are crazy man, just batshit insane. After seven years, Ubuntu is still nowhere. If anything is an attempt to breaking Microsoft's hold on computing, it's Android.
"and also got recognized by MS as a "strong competitor".
I can recognize an ant as a competitor to my love interest. Does that mean anything?
"I'm ashamed to have shaken hands with a person who decided to spend millions of $ on an open source project when he could have started an "evil" proprietary software organization and earned WAY more money than he is earning now."
Mr. Shuttleworth hasn't done anything for the open source community. All his "open source" contributions are Ubuntu-only projects that are "open source" only in theory. No other distribution can use Canonical-software unless they are built exactly like Ubuntu, which defeats the purpose of being a different distro. All his attempts to build an Ubuntu Phone, Ubuntu Tablet, and Ubuntu TV are proof that he is attempting to proprietary-ize Linux.
But nothing I say will convince you otherwise. Because obviously you've "shaken hands" with The Man and that immediately voids all counter-arguments. Right?
I think I'm going to be sick.