I was fed up with the Unity and Gnome3 thing. I wanted to get my Gnome2 back and the old just works feeling. So I switched to xubuntu...
I was happy after configuring the panels to mimic the old Gnome2 but had to do some other tweaks to get the old feeling.
First was the annoying habbit that windows jumped between workspaces (for example when clicking a link in Thunderbird made my Chrome to jump to the same workspace) but after a bit Goggling I found the solution:
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/activate_action -s none
to get the old scrollbars do:
apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar*
Now I am completly happy!:)