While I've bounced around to various desktop environments, I have found that I always end up coming back to gnome. That is, until now. Gnome3 has already been widely regarded as a step in the wrong direction, however the developers appear to be largely ignorant of what the users want. The arrogance, and ignorance coming from the gnome community has finally pushed me to the breaking point. It's time to search for a permanent replacement to gnome now. If you want to read what finally pushed me to this point, have a look at this: http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/gnome-et-al-rotting-in-threes/
At this point I'm thinking XFCE may be my new home, but I'm certainly open to suggestions.