i agree about kde. It is better than gnome at speed, stability andfunctionality.
Gnome is just interesting to us, because we havent seen it from a while,thats all..
I dont like gnome because of:
*eats way too much ram
*gconf+many other processes running
+nautilus handles the desktop (icon launchers), which is just like explorer does for windows' desktop. Kill nautilus and other things dissapear.Nautilus is heavy and i oftenly have to kill it just to free some resources.
When i do,and this taken with gconf, i feel like im in windoze again.
*too many dependencies.Just waay too many, which makes gnome hard to upgrade and support.
*gnome is the heaviest gui environment on the linux scene.Its slower than all the other desktops.
I like gnome because:
*some of its aestetic features (such as the icon stretching (kde should also be able to do that.It supports svg icons,right?)
*its configurational tools are superb.I mean the network configuration tools.I think they are the best on linux scene.
*many really good applications use gnome libraries...
all and all,i think gnome devs should disert to enlightenment and make it more stable and usefull...with better and easier to navigate configuration tools. I think that enlightenment is very promising and interesting.It is what we should expect to be numero uno on the desktop scene some time in the future.
Not because of eye candy, but because of its speed and interesting approach to the gui.I really admire the work of the e-devs...its a pitty e is evolving sooo slowly.