I've been trying Fedora 17 wirh Gnome 3.4
Linux Format magazine gave it a good review and said that Gnome 3.4 had come on leaps and bounds.
To be fair, Gnome 3 is better than the last time I tried it and Fedora itself seems to be more stable but Gnome 3 is still pretty awful. It also shows Cinnamon for what it is; a slightly nicer skin on a crappy unconfigurable desktop.
What to replace it with... maybe go back home to Debian or try Fedora with a different desktop... or ....
Slapping MATE on it now...[/edit]