I’m using Kde on my computer at work and it is amazing. It’s improved so much that it’s now stable and highly usable.
I tried Unity (I’m using Ubuntu) and it was unusable. Gnome 3 was better but had massive issues with my second screen (dual screen setup with nvdia gpu running in twin view). Gnome 3 was still lacking in the productivity area though. Lxde worked great but I don’t want to use a desktop that looks and feels like Windows 95… Also Lxde has few apps so I had to pull in gnome or ode ones…
I also had issues with Ubuntu’s lightdm but switching to kdm fixed that. So far Kde is the only desktop that fully works, feels good, looks good and has apps for every task.
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Finally folks are figuring out that KDE doesn’t suck anymore.
Update: Adam Weiss writes with a political comparison:
Gnome 3, Unity…they are like the George W. Bush of the non-KDE Linux desktop movement. Instead of taking care of the real issues on the desk, they went gallavanting off into the netbook world, dropping bombs all over the place and even to this day nobody can really figure out what the point of netbooks is…