As with all things with a concrete target, this design is both huge and small! We don’t claim to have changed the direction of computing forever…. but we hope that this desktop will feel more transparent, more effortless, you’ll stay focused better, yet still understand what’s going on better. And what else do you expect of the core functions of your desktop?

This may amount to a bigger improvement in deep interactions with the UI than any desktop OS in the last decade can boast.

— Seth Nickell, on Gnome 3. This and this (among many other reasons) is why I truly believe it’s such an exciting time to be a Linux user today.
Ramkumar Shankarlinux, gnome, ui