I think that I've lost what little sanity I once had.
GNOME 2 is moderately up and running on my desktop now. I'm having to use gnome-terminal from GNOME 1.4 at the moment because the one in 2.0 doesn't handle applying it's preferences properly so it's color settings don't quite work very well for me, but that should be fixable. I've also managed to crash the panel a few times. Nothing too terrible, though. And I now have a base to work on things from.
What am I getting myself into here? 🙂
Update: to which the obvious solution is to copy my old gnome-terminal preferences over. With that, I'm now using gnome-terminal2 also (though it's not much different). I need to work on making the colors I compiled into profterm better I think.