Last weekend I upgraded my netbook to debian wheezy. I prefer uncluttered screens on my computers. On debian squeeze with Gnome 2, I had removed the panels and managed the computer using Cairo-Dock with the docks off the screen until I needed them. On the bottom was applications and on the right hand side the state on the computer and network. So I am delighted with Gnome 3. Screen uncluttered but easy to get at both data and applications when I need them. And it being debian everything works. I have found that I don't need Cairo-Dock for now..