I am a massive KDE fan ("Ohrly?") and now I have a interactive Open Streetmap background, a bunch of widgets (clock, weather forecast, yellow note, RSS reader), Kopete open that I have to track, Konqueror with way to many functionality buttons and websites open I track at once with too many sites I have to check replies for, notifications poping up like crazy, PDF's, Amarok keeping me busy... AAAAAARGGG!!!!
Too much screen information!!! I love KDE because of the tech and the features but I am getting a headache and even music plays AAARRRGGG!!!!
Information sickness started to get to me. I changed back to a wallpaper, QtCurve window decoration and a Clearlooks theme. *Still headaches*.
So I logged out and started a Gnome session instead. *silence*
I used to be a KDE fan. I still think it's good and the ideals but imho, it seems to have become more bloated. The other issue I have with KDE (probably now more than ever) is that there is a 'K-' for every software application and instead of working out the kinks or bugs on application X, they introduce a new 'K-' program or add another feature to it. But, the bug/problems remain. So many apps don't work right or still have bugs dating back from 3.5.-. Annoying...
I'm not a Gnome fan but I got used to it.
However, I prefer low-resource desktops/DEs now. I like xfce and LXDE.
I still like KDE but the information overflow was just killing yesterday...
I like KDE and don't want it to change, but something must be done to reduce ten thousand signals all coming at your brain all the time. I mean it is good whenever I get notified of an event, but was getting a little too much...
Will check out Gnome 2.30 with Fedora 13 and see I can keep it.