In a community survey conducted by Redditor TyIzaeL, Unity came out as the most hated desktop environment.
TyIzaeL conducted a nice survey on Linux Subreddit and recorded responses from 4932 participants from Feb18th to Feb 21st on a Google Docs spreadsheet.
Full results can be found here. I will briefly represent the responses below in graphs. All credits go to TyIzaeL.
What Linux distro do you primarily use on your non-server computers?
What other Linux distros do you use on your non-server computers?
What Linux distro do you primarily use on your server computers?
What Linux distros do you like to "keep an eye on"?
Favorite desktop environment/window manager?
Most hated desktop environment/window manager?
Though Unity is still not loved by many, Ubuntu is the most preferred non-server distribution and people like to keep a watch on it. Detailed analysis, methodology and responses can be found here.
Is Unity that bad? What do you think? Should the survey conducted again after 12.04 LTS release?