Originally Posted by saptech
In Ubuntu's early days it was the goto distro, but and it's my opinion, its moving more & more away from the linux philosophy!
I agree wholeheartedly.
Unity started the ball rolling.
It isn't that Unity was so terrible an interface (it's basically an integrated Docky), it's that it was introduced too early and made part of an LTS distribution before it was ready for Prime Time.
The waffling from Rhythmbox to Banshee and back certainly didn't help any, either.