: try using a non-gnome window manager. Try using one that isn't natively supported by the distribution. Look at the chaos. It's worse than gnome. You'll spend a week just editing config files etc settings.
That is not
why I get a distro. I want the distro to "just work". The people who tell me to use 'gconf' to edit things, or the people who tell me to use xfce and then edit the config files by hand are missing the whole f*cking point.
How hard is it to understand something this simple? A Linux distribution should "Just Work(tm)". That means that I shouldn't have to edit config files. That means that I shouldn't have to pick random packages to fix the stupidities. That means that I shouldn't have to read man-pages and google the right gconfigtool magic to set some stupid value on some registry key wannabe.
I'm a deeply technical person, but at the same time I firmly believe that I shouldn't have
to be one to use the Linux desktop. I'm really really happy that I don't have to edit /etc/XF86Config files by hand. I damn well shouldn't have to edit .gnome/xyz config files by hand either!
Seriously. WHAT THE F*CK IS THE EXCUSE FOR NOT HAVING A FONT CHOOSER FOR THE WINDOW DECORATION FONTS?
There is no excuse. Why the hell do you try to make excuses for it? Why the hell do you ask "Why the hate"?
Gnome3 could be good - it's even fairly close. There's no question about it. But it isn't. There's no question about that either. But why do the gnome3 fanbois always blame the people who complain? The people who complain do have good reasons.
Here's a list of things that gnome3 should have had from day#1:
- font chooser. Not using gnome tweak tools. Right there, and easy to find.
- A usable application dock. One that works
. One that doesn't require right-clicks, left-hold, or move around to three different places just to start a new terminal. And don't tell me about some stupid keyboard shortcuts.
*Edit: right-clicks or left-holds, not the other way around.
Quite frankly, those two things are just major failings. There are other details that gnome3 dropped for no good reason, but those two things just drive me personally up the wall. Because there's absolutely zero
excuse for not doing the above,
Yet when I (or hundreds
of other people) complain, the gnome3 people never even seem to entertain the idea that they were actually wrong. No, it's always something like "Oh, you can't handle the change", or "Use this extension that we don't support and that probably breaks things for you because we've not even bothered to test it, and if it doesn't work for you it's your own problem".
is why I hate on gnome3. I think technically 3.4 might be close. But from a mindset perspective, the gnome3 people are despicable. The "We know better, and we removed things, and we did things right" even though it is very obvious that it wasn't right has been going on for years
Gnome2 had problems too, but compiz finally made it really quite usable (I used to hate how you couldn't easily move windows to the back, but expose made that largely a non-issue).
be great. But the mindset of "we refuse to fix our bugs because we think you're better off with the limited braindamage we have" is the real problem.
And yes, I rant and rail. Because that braindamage is real.