As I mentioned, I like a clean and uncluttered desktop, as well as straightforward menu systems, and only the apps that I need.
Like the article says, KDE brings lots to the user, but it may also bring too much. And, like the auther, I don't use many of the "K" apps, being more a fan of Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, Pidgin, ...
Nevertheless, both PCLinuxOS and Mint are serving me quite well right now, so I'm happy to continue using both for the next few months. In the long term, one may become my favored over the other, but it's not clear which, just yet.