"One fact that ought to be made clear from the start is that in
the name of Ubuntu seeking to make Unity their default desktop
experience, the development team has indeed locked some users into
a singular desktop experience. 'But Matt, that's nonsense! Users
can install any desktop they choose! Besides, if they want GNOME 3
instead, users can just add the PPA repository for it!'
"The above statement is what I feel makes this entire thing
surrounding Unity so amusing. In the Ubuntu development team's
desire to make Ubuntu more 'accessible,' they're actually assuming
new users even realize other desktop environments are possible.
"Newsflash – most of the newer users I encounter have no
idea that another desktop is even an option."