Nine years after GNOME 2 we released GNOME 3 today.
It is a different way to do things, and that is intended. GNOME 3 is not GNOME 2. It’s a new concept.
There’s way more good and new stuff around, for example the new website design, or developer.gnome.org providing quick coding introductions in several programming languages, or a new release of the GNOME Journal providing some more background info on GNOME 3.
Enjoy GNOME 3, made of awesome. Celebrate and party, folks!