it pains me to see that the top 2 DE in linux are absolute fail.
KDE is failing for sure. Gnome? No. Welcome to oct 2012 the month of laptops gaining touch support. Driven by the Win8 release many laptops are getting touch interfaces on top of normal input methods like keybords and mice/touchpanels. Yup thats right, if your DE cant do touch besides keyboards and mice then the DE is old fart crapware belonging to the past.
Lucky enough for Gnome they didnt buy into the idiotic idea of a clear distiction between touch and workstation. KDE can keep their backward DE on old hardware and keep smelling like the 90s. Im sure even the WM will stay oldfartish and deny the users a good resolution changing mechanism.
Talking about crashing will not make it more true, you know.
KDE simply does not crash nowadays, period. There was a rough period around the time 4.0 launched, but that's ancient history now.
IMHO, it is the most stable, most mature, and most feature-full desktop environment for Unix. It's not even close. Red Hat and Ubuntu chose a different environment for political reasons many years ago, so many new users who started using Linux recently are not aware of this, because they have never really tried it, but it's always been a great environment with great software.
Acually my sister tried KDE once. She drscribed it as "soul rape". Silly her! A piece of software might damage your soul but this piece of retardo manureware csn do nothing but crash.
False, once tried KDE (and Qt, i like so much to make you read this name) a person totally loses the ability to communicate with others because the Devil comes out of Qt and steals her soul. Your sister cannot have described her experience to you.