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At the risk of stating the obvious:

sudo apt-get autoremove unity && sudo apt-get install [xubuntu-desktop|kubuntu-desktop|lubuntu-desktop|etc.]

Or just install the one you want in the first place: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ has images for all eight official Ubuntu flavours.

Seriously, it can't hurt you just by being in the repositories if you don't install it...

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