@popey enjoyed that although been doing Linux distro dust upgrades for ~15 years now! Now I don't really have the time/need/enthusiasm for such things alas so nice to see others doing it instead!
Moving to Gnome Shell was the best thing Ubuntu have done in recent times anyway (even if I have sweet spot for KDE and other DEs).
Has to be LTS for me these days anyway for 3rd party work app support..
This server was setup for the Ubuntu community to use.