Yeah that’s my issue with it, but for enterprise it makes sense I suppose. Although the definition of enterprising means using your own initiative and coming up with new and imaginative ideas doesn’t it? Pah!
I don’t recall all the details, but essentially Gnome devs don’t have the resources/manpower to dedicate to something they don’t see as mission critical. And while I would argue extensions should be integral and not treated as second class citizens, the reality is to fix that issue would require A LOT of serious time, work, and maintenance upkeep, and unfortunately the devs priorities are elsewhere.
I’d say give it a try. I use Gnome 40 daily on 2 desktops, a laptop and a 2-in-1 convertible and haven’t had any real issues on any of them. There are a few extensions that aren’t available on Gnome 40 yet that I like to use (ie Dash to Dock) but if you really want them most have G40-compatible versions you can build from their repositories.
I guess I don’t spend enough time “customizing my desktop to my workflow” or something?
The problem with Gnome is that it is the most windows-like DE. As in policy, polish and unified design.
At the same time as it is, by far, plasma included, the most modern and polished DE, it is also the most rigid and non-user friendly for new Linux users.
I would LOVE a more modern version of Cinnamon, closer to Gnome 40 in look and feel (but still with Cinnamon’s custom options and workflow).
Xfce has… problems. I am using it right now, but it is rather old, tech wise.
I wish Cinnamon wasn’t starting to feel old, too. I would really like a modern GTK 4 environment with a “Windows 7” workflow. Maybe Pop! is the answer if they get their own DE off the ground?