Please be patient Nobby, there is indeed a SOHO in the wings (I believe) and check for its release on a daily basis. The VL SOHO team want to get things just right, especially this time as they will ask us to part with some cash for it. This will be my third VL SOHO, with each version a marked improvement. I'm sure it will be worth the wait (and certainly worth the money if the Preview is anything to go by).
Yes, I didn't like XFce initially... but the longer I use it.....it kind of grows on me. I installed KDE, on my 5.9 standard, from the 5.9 repositories with Gslapt but it is not as nice as the Preview, as Kidd said. We just need to be patient.
I prefer to set up my printer with the KDE Printer set-up tool but have you tried VASMCC > Services > CUPS Printing? That did it for me.