After I upgraded SUSE to 12.1 I found Gnome 3 is not very usable. Then I tried KDE, but I wasn't happy with it either. Also my wife was complaining - she wanted a stable and simple environment we had in Gnome 2. I wouldn't even dare to install gnome 3 to my parents (they also use linux and find it simpler and more stable than windows).
Thank you XFCE developers - your deed is really great, I enjoy using it. I hope I will be able to contribute as well.