I like Unity immensely.
Funnily enough, after 20 odd years years of driving estate cars, I now drive a convertible.
1. The kids grew up and left home, so for the two of us, it has a huge boot with the roof up, and is enjoyable in the current weather with the roof down.
2. As a director, I now get to choose what company car I drive
As with Linux, there are many makes and models to choose from, whereas Windows and Mac users only have a choice of accessories.
(Can anyone tell me why the "ribbon" and the equally rubbish windows 7 menu system are the only choice?).
If you have a Ubuntu server, what is the point of running a GUI?
Our Ubuntu servers at work are all managed with a combination of the command line and the excellent Webmin.
Nobody forces you to use any Linux distro, if you don't like it, try asking for your money back
p.s. We have run Linux desktops for our service clerks for the last 4 years. they recently moved from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity, and they love it.
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!