I’ve been reading these weekly updates and thought I might as well test this Ubuntu default (from 17.10) a bit. It is easy to test it, because I never cared for the gnome-shell and the way gnome is going these days, with all kinds of restrictions to users, so no emotions are involved. Some thoughts are here. I thought, once a “testing” thread is open, some users might chime in. It seems that there aren’t many to do so.
There are problems with this newer Nautilus, the standard one that comes with 19.04; if you search a folder, then want to open it, it get stuck. I am using Nemo and MC anyway, so not much of a problem for me. No one wants a featureless file manager, yes, especially a file manager. Just imagine Windows doing the same thing with its File Explorer!