To make my question as simple as possible, I'll start with showing my desktop, so that I don't need to describe everything in words:
Basically this is how I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 since it's been released: all ubuntu/gnome panels erased and only AWN (Awant Window Navigator) running on the left side of the screen.
How possible is it to get as close to this look as possible in Ubuntu 11.10 without downgrading to gnome 2?
Possible solutions I can roughly think of, but am not sure how to accomplish them:
1) Use Unity interface, hide the Unity launcher and try to get used to the necessary top panel (I don't think that can be erased, or can it?)
2) Use Gnome interface and somehow erase all the panels/launchers?