So you are using Gnome3, and you missed how Gnome2 looks, well there is good news for you. There is an extension for Gnome3 that make your desktop look like this. The extension is GNOME Shell frippery.
|click to see more clearly :)|
Changes after using the extension;
1. Clock is moved to the left
2. Shortcuts on the right
3. Drop down menu
4. Shutdown option(when you click will bring you to all power options)
5. Dynamic workspace disabled.
click here for extension download and instruction.
to enable desktop icons click here