The perfect GUI for a child
And then it occurred to me: the perfect GUI for a child would be simply xmonad (a tiling window manager that can be controlled almost entirely by keyboard and has no need for mouse movements in most cases.) No desktop environment, no file manager in the root window. Just a window manager in the classic X way. Of course!
Today I switched to xmonad too. Gnome 3.6 has completely screwed input methods. I liked their shell, but I'm used to
xim. Now I'm back to bare X11-perience.