As of Debian 10 Stable release, I’m a Gnome user for most of my needs. It does fascinate me that “Gnome Classic” is also available, though I’ve never heard of anyone using it.
I’d like to hear from anyone who uses Gnome Classic, or alternative user interfaces in any other applications. E.g. does anyone prefer the ribbon-like interface in LibreOffice? Does anyone not prefer the single window mode in the GNU Image Manipulation Program?
I know the history of this goes way back. Apparently Emacs has a vi mode. I do believe Word 2 for Windows had a WordPerfect mode, if memory serves me correctly, going back a quarter of a century…!
As far as alternative interfaces go, I wish, on the rare occasions that I have to use Windows, I could somehow install Gnome on top of it. Would get my work done much faster