I can understand his frustration — gnome-screensaver has been flicking the hate switches for a lot of our traditional, tech-savvy users. I’m hearing about it a lot. It’s a great example of GNOME shipping software a teeny-weeny bit too early, building dependencies around it, and frustrating a bunch of our early adopters.
So if anyone’s looking for a good way to make our early adopters and momentum users happier — and by “happier” I mean “kick arse” — give your love to gnome-screensaver today. Delight them with a bit of just works… and a bit of just works personalisation to boot!