I had recently been running Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 with the classic desktop enabled. At the login menu, it would show a few options:
System Default GNOME GNOME Classic GNOME Flashback (metacity) GNOME Flashback (compiz)
I would select GNOME Classic to login. It would show an interface like the following post: http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/07/08/gnome-3-classic-is-more-of-a-hybrid-desktop/
The main features were the Applications / Places menu. When you would hit the super button it would bring up the dash (as well as moving the mouse to the upper right hand corner). The menu would show a favorites and at the bottom it would show Activites.
At the bottom of the screen, the task pane was present.
I've now upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I have the GNOME Flashback metacity/compiz, but I do not have the GNOME Classic. I was really happy with this hybrid interface. Does anyone know how I can bring it back?