I thought it would be like that for me too but it seems I like it. Esp the messaging in the notifications thing. And the automatic workspaces. I'm thinking I should install a panel for it though. Or a decent dock.
If it doesn't blow up then I won't be changing. I have #! on another partition for those moments. The past couple of times I tried gnome-shell the system became unusable (unbootable actually) after 24hrs. Now it's alrady more than 48 and still going so there's hope yet (oh accidental again seriously lol).
I recall you said something about not changing in one of your KDE shot's description... I don't have the courage to say such things anymore I'll tell you why I didn't stay with GS though... Because of that bug with the keyboard indicator thingy appearing in the bottom tray. Pathetic, I know xD