I used KDE until about a week ago, but somehow it seems to get buggy and buggy with every new release. In more than one year of using it, I seen how KDE breaks opening of XML-based files (bug reported by me), how my desktop icons order get messed up with every login, how the widgets forgets their size after logout and more.
I was a big fan of KDE 3.x series, but KDE 4 seems to be developed by some 10-years schoolboys...
P.S. Seems that the bug with opening XML-based files is still not fixed. A very nice experience for a developer who use Code::Blocks and wants to open a project file.
You've got a problem then. Thankfully there aren't so many people who have such problems like you. Many people have problems with Gnome and KDE is simply much more stable.