Ubuntu has upset thousands of users over the last couple years. I am very surprised that they are not taking this feedback into consideration. I have talked about this quite a few times. I have been calling Ubuntu the Microsoft of Linux. It seems that the popularity and greed has gone to their head. If you are thinking about switching to a different Linux distro, I recommend using Debian. I have many reasons why I made the switch, just as I am sure you too are starting to accumulate more reasons.
One person wrote a post on his blog mentioning a few reasons why he switched from Ubuntu to Debian:
...a lot of Ubuntu's recent decisions have been turning me off. It started a couple years ago when they changed the default desktop environment from GNOME to Unity. I had played with Unity when it was called “Ubuntu Netbook Remix” and I thought it was a fun toy, and might be easier to use on a touchscreen device than GNOME. But they made it the default before it was ready. Still, I saw where they were going with it and respected them for being so ambitious.
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