It has been a while, so I’ll be brief. I have installed Fedora 21 on my HP laptop. It’s been about a year (I think) since I last used Fedora and I remember being thoroughly unimpressed. So far, I have not had any hard feelings or issues with the latest version.
I also remember being disappointed with GNOME 3, but I decided to give it another shot. It’s definitely a lot more refined!
More to come.