I installed this using the meta , also selected the meta for the extra stuff. I think there's a bad config or something. It loads fine, you get a desktop with a wallpaper, and some icons...that's it. You have no way of getting out of it (besides ctrl+alt+backspace), and there's no menu.
If you right click on the desktop background, select to change wallpaper, it does nothing. Here is packages I selected to install: