Enough arguing on the blogs and on launchpad; the window control buttons are staying on the left and that's that.
Mark Shuttleworth says so. Mac-haters need not apply.
So I've gone for it. My buttons now fasten on the left. I'm getting used to it. I've changed on all the machines... except for the Compaq running Lubuntu. I haven't found if LXDE/Openbox can move buttons.
More on tweaking Ubuntu in the next post... with Ubuntu-Tweak! RC