It's been a couple of months since Mark Shuttleworth dropped the bomb that Canonical intends to use Unity instead of the GNOME shell as the default shell in Ubuntu.... and I'm still reading about how the GNOME community could be torn apart by this decision.
Have these same people sat down to think how the people involved with KDE feel about Canonical's push for GNOME instead of KDE in Ubuntu? It's no secret that Kubuntu is not the best KDE-based distribution out there (I'll give you up that I'm a Kubuntu user myself, I use the PPA for KDE for Kubuntu and I don't use GNOME that much). Then why so much hair pulling because of Canonical's push for Unity instead of the GNOME shell? These people might just as well suck it up, get off the ground, remove the dust from their shoulders and continue working on their beloved environment.... you know, the way the developers of KDE do.