. . . for many have pictured republics and principalities which in fact have never been known or seen, because how one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation; for a man who wishes to act entirely up to his professions of virtue soon meets with what destroys him among so much that is evil.
Getting into the mainstream means adapting to human nature. And human nature isn't always nice.
Personal position: I ditched Ubuntu years ago because MySql Workbench ceased to work after an upgrade. That was later corrected, but at that point I've already switched to KDE/OpenSUSE. I never returned to Ubuntu because I don't like Unity, but I still think it's a very nice distro to begin with.
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