I've been working with KDE for a few years and turned over to GNOME a year ago. I admire the work the KDE-guys have done, but I admit to the point that KDE, as long as it is not really free, is an invitation to commercialise software-projects after having them tested for a while as free ( see kISDN ). This is dangerous for Linux. By side, IMHO the KDE-Desktop is much to full and loud. I prefer more elegant and clear GUI's as Wmaker in general.