But there still are many, well, some, people who don't like to use a "mobile phone / desktop computer -hybrid OS" on both their desktop and phone, but actually want those to be two separate experiences, one that is designed for a phone and one that is designed for a desktop. (The OS kernel and internals can be the same, but the UI should be different because the input device, size of display and use cases are inherently different) And do I really want the same thing also on a TV that usually lacks a mouse and surely doesn't have a touch screen?
There are also other problems with Canonical. They seem to be overly enthusiastic in developing everything of their own, yet they lack the required manpower and end up either releasing poor quality software (look at the unity desktop for the first few ubuntu releases starting from 11.04) or copying from others (look at mir/xmir). Also they are lead by a visionary that lacks vision and changes the project's direction every four weeks. Look at them praising these "windicators" in 2010 or wayland or the "me menu" or the "power cog" (why is that thing still around?!? I wonder if the phone version will have it?) and it becomes apparent that no matter how much I want them to be these glorious visionaries that will save the Linux desktop, they're in fact some lunatics that have little to no idea what they're doing. And now they're taking it too far.
All in all, Ubuntu on the desktop seems to be a sinking ship. But that's just my assessment of the situation. Beware. Feel free to get excited all you want.
I didn't say that the majority of users think in a certain way. But I know what I think well enough. And I believe (without any numbers or evidence to back me up) that I'm not the only one.