GNOME developer Matthias Clasen has announced that, with the upcoming
demise of "fallback mode," the project will support a set of official GNOME
Shell extensions to provide a more "classic" experience. "And while
we certainly hope that many users will find the new ways comfortable and
refreshing after a short learning phase, we should not fault people who
prefer the old way. After all, these features were a selling point of
GNOME 2 for ten years!"