So I'm just curious but as far as apps go what are you planning to do? I mean, whenever I use Ubuntu with gnome 2, I either find myself using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic. I personally don't care too much for synaptic, but will you be able to use the software center considering it's based off of ubuntu? Just wondering :)
We should have no problem retaining the current Ubuntu Software Center, and will likely even keep it in the Gnome applications menu like it has been in recent versions of Ubuntu. Linux Mint has been daring in replacing the Ubuntu Software Center with their Software Manager, but I don't plan on going down that road.