I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ways with many different programs installed. If you have only a few programs in use, you can easily keep them in an orderly way within the launcher on the left side, but if you have many programs (i.e. +20) installed, this one bar just won't do a good job, because it tries to squeeze all them to this left bar area. The Ubuntu opened with the super-key is an alternative way, where you can find all your programs by typing the application name, but when you have many programs installed it can happen that you know what program you wanted to use, but you just cannot remember the name. Searching for it in this Ubuntu menu can be quite cumbersome. The old style menu was fantastic for this. Every program was categorised in Graphics, Office, Programming, etc. I found it always very easy to use.
Is there any addon or plugin for Unity to get back this old style categorised menu? It'd be nice to have that without having to change to another desktop environment.