FINALLY! Someone who is trying to be helpful by answering my question.
Anyway, I don't really like Unity because the side dock takes up WAY to much space and I can't move or auto hide it, and for a netbook with little screen space, having a good half and inch to and inch used up for an unmovable dock is a terrible thing. Perhaps there's a way to move it that I haven't found yet?
what i've read and the screenshots i've seen of unity, i think to myself "that is Failure waiting to happen on the desktop." when 11.04 ubuntu comes out, i'm staying away from all linux related forums for at least 3 days, cause i know all the post will be "halp, where did gnome go?" or "i'm going to another distro, this new ubuntu sucks" as most people never realize that you can install the other DE's without having to get their iso's and reinstall.
i would honestly recomend you KDE 4.6 (using kubuntu's backport repository) but KDE on a netbook wouldn't be a good idea, it is a bit resource hungry and kwin would suck the battery life out in no time.
as soon as it is done and i find any information, i will post back on unity tweaking