@ JohnSanders - Re: I'm just waiting
And what happens when you have tried the new GUI, and it doesn't not only show any strength but you find out is completely backwards?
If it doesn't suit you (My laptop doesn't crash, by the way, what are you doing?), then use a different GUI.
Easy as that.
Again, and again, and again: Calling something 'crap' is not a valid statement in my opinion, even as a personal opinion it's unsuitable. Unless, of course, you were born in Vulgaria.
By the way, I've got nothing against XFCE, Debian, Mint; I actually have those in use as well, but on my casual-everyday-lappy I'm happy with Unity. And I don't understand how a distribution can be so flamed for a replaceable part of it.
It'd be slightly different with OSX or Windows, these are quite tied down. But Linux?
This is probably the main reason why it doesn't catch on as a desktop OS. To many squabbling, fanatical fanboys who scare hoi polloi away.