I fear the answer is yes to all three-- Fedora, Gnome, and Linux. Let's not forget KDE too.
It becomes harder and harder to find distributions that get out of the way, and where it used to be that you could easily make the trade off between the extra work of doing the configuration yourself or letting the O/S choose usually sane defaults, now the defaults are no longer really sane, nor is it easy to circumvent them.
I think that in part, there's still this myth about the "year of the Linux desktop." I remember seeing a joke about digg in 20 years. The top article was, "Why 2029 will be the year of the Linux desktop." It's not likely to happen and meanwhile, many of the distros, such as Fedora, in an effort, I guess, to attract those seeking an alternative, are alienating their early user base.
Meanwhile, I confess, there is certainly convenience in some of it, and still a few distros around that will be built on Fedora, Ubuntu or something else, and make a nice compromise on not really getting in your way but saving you an hour or so of configuration. There's a new one out, #!Crunchbang, based on a minimal Ubuntu install (and leaving out, among other things, pulseaudio, which is probably a Good Thing(TM) that has an openbox with conky nicely preconfigured, but doesn't fight you if you don't use it. Whereas, both Fedora and Ubuntu seem to fight you if you don't use Gnome. (Ubuntu apparently being worse about that--with Fedora, it's probably more a matter of if you don't use Gnome, KDE, or at best, XFCE.)
But yes, it's a growing trend, and Ubuntu's success shows that apparently many people are using Linux simply because they're fed up with Windows.
One also sees an almost Windows like disregard for the user base as well--again, not just Fedora, but all the others you've mentioned.