Now I'll admit that KDE has some stuff going for it. Like I said it's eye-candy central, and its kdevelop IDE is fantastic if that's what you're about. It's also highly configurable, though some would argue too much so. But I just can't justify dumping Gnome, which I find to be a very well thought out desktop environment (examples include spatial file manager and gnome volume manager, which I've yet to get up and running). You can keep your KDE, but I'm keeping my Gnome.