Thanks for your reply. I understand totally that focus is on gnome3 default. I asked Mark if he would like the U+1 team and the other forums members of UDV to continue testing unity7 alongside gnome3 during 18.04 cycle and he answered in the affirmative. Ubuntuforums is my home base so to speak. Anyways I was able to open a thread there in Linux OS Chat https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2374905 where developers and programmers @ Canonical can chime in if they like. Well…actually they would have to go through the log on process individually as the vbulletin board they are using does not offer the features such as this community board. Better still I would appreciate it if devs/progs chime in here at this thread on the community board. I am told from a good source that several developers are keen to help maintain unity7 .
I truly understand the resource situation. It just seems a shame to let unity fall off the edge of the earth. It is the best RSI reduction desktop experience on the planet and it has impressed itself on a lot of users in a very positive way, being very gentle to the mind and the eyes. Although I also understand the economic bean counting reality, I do not understand the logic of letting a popular and beautifully crafted piece of software deprecate into a mere shadow.
I will, however , do my best.