Hey everyone, I am a recent Elementary OS convert and would like to stay in for the long haul. I think you have a great thing going and have been looking for a legitimate contender to the commercial OSs and I truly believe that Elementary could be the game changer. I just wanted to make a comment about the bug list. There seems to be a focus on bugs in Elementary applications rather than elementary itself. Out of the 7 bugs listed as Critical, 6 are related to midori or scratch. Only 1 is OS related. I think its great to make beautiful, simple apps and agree totally with the philosophy, but in the grand scheme of things, I really sorry to say this...but, there are people at the moment who do browsers and text editors better, and the best all run on Elementary, and run well. I'm running Chrome and Sublime perfectly so Midori and Scratch don't actually ever get opened.
One of the complaints I see from naysayers in the community about Elementary is the slow turnaround time for updates. I'm running updates every day and I know that they are coming out regularly, but focusing on apps seems to me to be not the most ideal allocation of resources.
I want to be one of those nerds that when someone in the future that says, "oooh have you heard about the Elementary OS, all the cool kids are using it now", can say that I was there in the beginning, when the it all started. It would be great for Linus, who doesn't really like Ubuntu/debian to say that Elementary changed his mind.
Sorry about the rant. I've just fallen in love with Elementary and I don't want my love affair to end suddenly, with me standing in the rain with a bunch of flowers in my hand that nobody remembering who they were for.