Is GNOME the best Linux desktop?

GNOME users sure are a passionate bunch, as you can tell from the article quoted above. I got a taste of this when I wrote a review of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 for Desktop Linux Reviews.

My initial take on Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 was quite negative, mainly due to the fact that I have never been able to adjust to GNOME 3. I used to love GNOME back before the changes that came with version 3. After that, I just couldn’t use it.