- I was not so much impressed with the KDE 4.0 direction. Although I thought the work being done is great, I thought it leaned more towards eye-candy. And some parts, like the kick-off menu seemed to not head the right way. The only thing I have really liked about KDE 4 yet, is its default theme and the Oxygen icons.
- On the other hand, I had singled XFCE as a project I would be interested in. It seemed to offer the best balance of minimalism and flexibility for me.
- I have ideas for some applications, and XFCE can be the best platform to build them on.
Although equally flexible, XFCE is a lot different than KDE in its philosophy. It will be interesting to understand another powerful development environment.