GNOME 3 Classic is more of a hybrid desktop
GNOME 3 Classic is supposed to provide a traditional interface for desktop computing for those not completely pleased with the default GNOME Shell. So when you hear people talk about it, you’d think that it is actually offers a true GNOME 2-ish interface for desktop computing.
But I found out while testing the main edition of Fedora 19 that it is far from a traditional desktop interface. That it is more like a hybrid desktop interface – a fusion of what could be considered a traditional desktop interface and the GNOME Shell.
To illustrate my point, here a few screen shots from a test installation of Fedora 19 GNOME 3. This first one is what the so-called GNOME 3 Classic desktop looks like, with its non-classic menu.