I'm not sure what came over me. I'm insanely busy right now, but I decided to go ahead and upgrade the family computer to Ubuntu 11.04. I think my curiosity about the Unity desktop got the best of me.
Anyway, I started the upgrade last night before going to bed. When I got up this morning, the computer was waiting for me to click through several prompts. After about another 30 minutes or so, it was done. After a reboot, I was rockin' with Ubuntu 11.04. I tried to enable rotating cubes and wobbly windows with Compiz and suddenly I lost the Unity bar and panel. Grrr. A quick Google search turned up this forum post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10734118#post10734118. Look for the post by mc4man for the solution.