You can now return some familiarity to Mountain Lion but using a new tool, Clean Install – Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 DP3.
Using this, you can tweak any new setting you don’t like while keeping the rest of the changes in place. You can do this by copying the correct string and then pasting it into Terminal.
Note: If you’ve never used Terminal on your Mac before, it’s likely this tool is not for you. In other words, this isn’t for a casual user.
Haven’t upgraded to Mountain Lion yet? Do so now!