I can understand where Linus is coming from.The problem as I see it is, that they push out a new version every 6 months. There are bugs that don't get worked out with one release, they get carried over to the next one. Then they change things up like changing GUI's without addressing the bugs in the first place, then it still makes an unstable system. There are too many forks of distributions, too many half assed attempts at creating DE's with the same unstable or obsolete GUI's underneath, that everything has to have extensions, patches, etc just to work reasonably well. Never-mind the fact that what worked on your computer with one release, will not work with the next release, because they changed something that made your hardware not compatible anymore. In my opinion, what needs to happen is this. If they want to stick with gnome 3, make it stable. Make it customize-able, and give us options by default. For example, if you want to use gnome shell by default on your desktop, make it select-able after install. If you want to use more of a Mate / Cinnamon desktop, make it select-able. You should not have to add ppa's, sudo apt-get installs, etc, just to have a half assed attempt at the desktop you really want. You shouldn't have to add gnome tweak tool, or Ubuntu tweak, just to change themes, fonts, etc.