It's something wrong with your logic, because I meant: Gnome defaults sucks (for me, not only defaults) hence Fedora sucks.Besides, this kind of logic doesn't make sense: Kubuntu sucks hence KDE sucks. I'm sure there's a name for this kind of fallacy but I have better things to do than search wikipedia right now.
Ok, this sounds good.I would note that Fedora doesn't modify GNOME upstream default settings much if at all since Fedora in general prefers to work with upstream as closely as possible. Red Hat does have a fairly large KDE team and the work being done within the growing KDE community of contributors in Fedora is exciting as well.
This made sense when QT was proprietary.Red Hat has been a strong contributor to GNOME from the very early days (KDE wasn't a option then because of dependency on Qt which was then proprietary)
I know your main focus is Gnome and while QT isn't proprietary since long time I wonder why you're still focusing on it? Drag mentioned webkit integration, but it's already in KDE, KDE is also more consistent, because there are mainly QT/C++ apps rather then C/Python/Mono mix and KDE apps share resources while afaik Gnome apps don't (at least not on the same level), there are also things in KDE which are ready to use at the moment and which equivalents will be present in Gnome in the end of the year. Gnome is also missing basic stuff which is available on other DE, systems:and has continued to invest heavily including GNOME Shell at the moment.
There are probably many more disadvantages and Gnome development seems to be in stagnancy. If you read some mailing list discussion it seems they don't know where to go in the future....like sorting icons, setting up a screen saver, compositions without some third party software and to move min/max/close buttons you've got to edit some file
That's right, your contribution is very, very important and appreciated.It is important however to recognize that a lot of the desktop investments such as D-Bus, NetworkManager or PulseAudio or PolicyKit to cite some recent examples are not tied to a single desktop environment and benefits everyone.
So if you are using Linux on the desktop and even if you are using KDE, you still benefit from the work that Red Hat has continued to do. So regardless of your preference, you can be happy about that.