Anything has to be better than Unity (my opinion), it looks interesting, I might give it a whirl when it has advanced a bit more!.
The download link for anyone interested.
The PPA for Ubuntu 16.10 is also available:
Here is what it looks like (with the weather app open) on my UM 16.10 base:
just found out that I cannot readily add any apps to the top panel
Echoes of Gnome 3 I suspect!.
I will have to read more on the subject.
This does not look very bare bones to me.
I used the PPA and installed the meta package so got all I could from that, the RAM usage is around 200 - 200 MB but they do say that they won't install many apps; I of course installed it on top of Ubuntu Mate so I already had a shed-load of apps installed!.