Well, at least hibernate now works out of the box. But gaim is a mess and evolution still sucks. Because gaim is such a crashing machine you won’t see me much online on jabber.fsfe.org 😦 Until some good people include pidgin in official ubuntu reps. Sorry for that. I’ll hang around IRC, freenode.net, as reed.
Next time I’ll seriously consider going for KDE.
I think I have removed all proprietary drivers (I don’t have hardware that needs them anyway) but it was annoying to see that universe and multiverse are not only enabled by default, but proprietary drivers are installed even without a warning. That’s the bare minimum a distro should do.