It seems no one (at least no one with a tech background) likes Unity.
:) I suspect a good portion of that is resistance for resistance's sake. Most of us are creatures of habit that don't like it when our cheese is moved.
Personally I am just now adopting Linux, Ubuntu Unity in particular, and I like it very much. I'll especially like it when I can finally actually get it dual-booted along with Windows 8! I can then get the best of both worlds. I did have it up and running via a backwards kind of way last week but it was rather sluggish.
There is still a lot to like about Windows, especially in Windows 8, but I'm discovering day by day for a few weeks now that for a technical user there are far more useful features in Linux.
I'm enjoying the discovery of network monitoring via Wireshark (my own internal network, not someone else's!). I also really like the abundance of system tools of every imaginable kind. For example I can analyze my desktop hardware architecture in minute detail. I barely have to open a browser that much anymore while on my desktop here that is running Mint Nadia at the moment.
It's obvious that Ubuntu is looking ahead to the 'Unity' of providing a user with the same 'feel' across all devices they may use.