I just learned from another thread that SLED 12 will be using Gnome 3 as the default DE. Is it too late for input to the SUSE devs? Does anybody else feel that Gnome 3 is NOT ready for a production environment (e.g., no ability to lock the screen manually, one must wait for the screen to *maybe* blank to lock)?

The Gnome 3 experience I've had with openSUSE has been horrific: buggy, more steps to complete an action, etc. My wife wishes she could have a setup like my Gnome 2, so I was going to purchase a SLED license for her, as well; however, going to Gnome 3 would not work as we would be where we are currently with openSUSE.