Converting from xubuntu to gnome classic

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http://askubuntu.com – I've been using Xubuntu for over a year, and my arsenal of packages have changed from default in the distribution to more nearer to the default in gnome, and I'm no longer happy with Xubuntu as my distribution. I know that it is actually easy to remove the default gnome/kubuntu packages, but I was wondering if there was a similar way to remove the default xubuntu applications as well. (HowTos)