What I'm wondering is this - is Ubuntu-native Gnome being updated?
I'm asking because I notice a discrepancy - Unity had a problem before in the new mail indicator staying blue if you read the message directly in Thunderbird when it arrives instead of via clicking the indicator itself.
This has been fixed in 12.04 from what I've noticed.
But transitioning to Gnome returned this issue. Will this fix be applied to Gnome too, or has Gnome been abandoned in terms of staying up to date?