Gnome 3 Not Sounding Real Good So Far

I use Linux at work (mostly command-line), and ran a couple of different versions of Linux Mint on my older laptop for about a year. I have even tried Ubuntu with the Unity Desktop, which was admittedly weird but more usable than Windows Metro on a "regular (non-touch) computer". However, Gnome 3 has been described a mess by Linus Torvalds, and a new Toms Hardware review of Fedora 15 with Gnome is pretty harsh too. Ugh.