I've been a loyal user of Gnome 2 for many years now. I wanted to try Gnome 3.Many things in G3 don't bother me at all; however, not being able to predefine virtual desktops really erks the hell out ...
I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...