Natty Narwhal will not have an user-friendly GUI to handle Unity's settings (only CCSM at this stage)
Unity is the default shell in Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal, and, although is growing each day, becoming more mature and quite a lovely experience, it doesn't have an easy-to-use GUI, capable of handling "everything".
This approach seems to be appropriate on a closer examination, because Unity 3D is at its first implementation and , probably, the developers' focus is on usability, more features, stability, shifting on GNOME 3 (in Oneiric Ocelot), fixing bugs, and not on a shiny GUI to handle the not-so-many settings (the "right" approach would be/it is to add more features and settings and then a tool to configure those features).
"We are aiming for a zero-config experience. CCSM is there because we have experimental options available for testing, but we do not want any visible options at this stage" (Unity is just at its beginning) says Mark Shuttleworth on launchpad.
"Ubuntu Unity Plugin" can still be configured via CompizConfigSettingsManager and summoned by typing on "Alt+F2" "about:config" in the Dash (one can easily install "CCSM" via Ubuntu Software Center), where option like launcher's hide animations, size of the icons in the launcher/Springboard, Unity panel's transparency, etc can be easy to tweak and adjust.
Of course, there are other not-so-user-friendly tools that allows one to configure Unity, like "dconf-editor", "gsettings", etc, but, "we do not want any visible options at this stage" clearly shows that, in the near future, an user-friendly fledged GUI will arrive.
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