How times change..
Mark Shuttleworth, Aprile 29th 2011:
"We put user’s first because we committed to test and iterate Unity’s design with real users, and evolve it based on those findings. We’ve documented the process we’re following in that regard, so that other free software projects can decide for themselves if they also want to bring professional design into their process. I very much hope that this will become standard practice across all of free software, because in my view the future of free software is no longer just about inner beauty (architecture, performance, efficiency) it’s also about usability and style."
And most people hated it but no, he was determined it was here to stay.
And now we go back to Gnome