gbryant my love is also my complaint..... Gnome extensions. If you're brand new, there's no direction. The fact that gnome tweaks is a thing and gnome extensions.org is a thing. Kde, cinnamon, budgie, and more DE's I'm sure, for all their pros and cons, have "widget" stores. I kind of feel like the gnome default wallpaper should just be a black background with white text that says "want to alter the way your desktop looks and functions? Try searching whatever modification you'd like + 'gnome extension'".