Recently received ICS on my Galaxy Note. After it installed, my entire desktop was wiped, and basically restored to factory settings, including dopey things like the S Memo widgets and gigantic AccuWeather widget on the front page. No applications were uninstalled, just the shortcuts. The background image was retained.
Was this meant to happen, or did something go wrong? It's pretty irritating, because some of the shortcuts I'd set up (eg, Offi directions) are time consuming to replicate.