More of a reactionary backlash than a revolution: Linux Mint has torn down the new institutions of progress and restored the old regime. They have recreated Gnome 2 from Gnome 3, complete with wobbly windows, the minimise button, quick launchers and window buttons in the panel, and applets galore in the notification area.
Now I quite like Gnome 2. I'm using it now. But it's a Windows 95 paradigm which needs to go.
I love Gnome 3 and I'm looking forward to it geting into Debian stable. There are some things which I wish were more configurable in Gnome 3, but none of them involve going back towards Gnome 2.