Well I decided to stick with Quantal and Gnome 3. I like Cairo dock a lot. This is my set up on my new desktop I use at home. After trying many different distros, I just keep coming back to Ubuntu. The way I see it, Linux offers the best from Mac and Windows and tops it. Security of a Mac, with great functionality, but at a total cost less than a windows box. I have been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and I can say you can do anything on it. I use it everyday with Libre office at work, and earned my College degree using it.