IAB: In my post I make clear that I don’t have a problem with buttons being on the left, and that of all the things to take issue with in this redesign, the button placement is not the most important.

I know that I can change my desktop to look however I want, but I want more than my desktop to look good — I want the default desktop to look good right out of the box, for the purpose of attracting new users.

And, because I dislike the amateur stuff being peddled at GNOME-Look and similar sites, I did selfishly have my hopes up that Canonical would be able to produce the first theme I actually enjoyed using.