Just switched to XFCE from Gnome,a bit flustered by the changes.
Xfce seems pretty cool. I,ve managed to get things like Audacious VU meters working with no hassle,likewise Gnomad2 and ProjectM.
Only (minor) gripes,changing themes is a bit 'faffy',would like to datken background of Thunar,and biggest whinge of all is the (small) size of thumbnails.
I have 'Googled' but it would appear this isnt (easily) do-able-yet.
Using the bottom Panel as a Dock is pretty smart.
THumbs-up to the team.