I've been using Gnome 2.32 in Linux Mint 11 and OpenSUSE 11.4 and it is absolutely necessary that it stays in this openSUSE 12.1 and 12.2. Gnome 2.32 is stable and Gnome 3 crashes so I don't want that option. KDE 4.7 would be a much more stable desktop than Gnome 3. A lot of people including me don't like going backwards.
openSUSE 11.1 had both KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.1.3, remember? The SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 better not have only Gnome 3.1 in it. What a disaster in the making! Fedora 15 Gnome experience was supposed to be awfully unstable.