I've been an Ubuntu user for quite a few years now. However, with the recent release of Gnome 3, and with Ubuntu not going to include it by default, instead including its own customizations (such as unity) -- I'm akin for something vanilla (I see this unity similar to HTC's "Sense" that they put on their Android phones, which I can't stand).
So I'm looking for a distro to switch to. It should:
- be as up to date as possible
- be stable (I have to give credit to Ubuntu for just working in most situations), so no Archlinux :) -- I have tried it and, while nice, it seems to always crash like hell right when I need it most
- ship packages as unmodified as possible.
- have good support (large user base)
I'm currently looking at Fedora, it seems to satisfy all my needs: up to date (the next release will include Gnome 3), stable, pretty vanilla as far as I can tell, good support (widely used).
Any other suggestions?