I used 10.04 for work for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. Then someone convinced me to upgrade to 12.04 because Unity looked good. After wrestling with it for about 6 months I decided to go back to Mate temporarily until a new desktop interface had been designed.
It looks like the up-coming 14.04 still uses Unity. I'm interested in finding out whether Canonical is continuing to pursue the Unity desktop?
If the strategy is going to persist, then I'm interested in discovering what the best tools are to mitigate it's affects on desktop usability? A few years back there was a tweak tool, but it wasn't very comprehensive. I'm hoping that the scope of customizability has improved over the last couple of years?