Storage looks very exciting, and I really hope that things take off in this direction; it has a lot of potential to fix some of the worst parts of the current WIMP desktops. A GNOME without file selectors, done well, would be fantastic. It's important not to rely too much on menus, though, of course. The "file manager" (for want of a better term) should become the central point at which actions are taken by the user.
Now, if only I were to manage to convince you to get rid of overlapping windows and virtual desktops too, it would be perfect ... (for anybody who's missed me warbling on about it so far, the idea would be "one virtual desktop per sovereign application's document" with drag and drop as the primary inter-document method.)