First off, congrats on your new position.
"Linux Mint has seen its share of the open source market since it set up a GNOME 2 version, but Bergeron said she didn’t see that much interest from Fedora users in shifting back."
That's because all us shell-haters left, or are using lxde kde etc.
"If there was a huge demand people would be more vocal about it"
Read the forums. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/