So I installed sqeeze today KDE desktop. now mind you I didnt like KDE4 thought of it as widget hell. but from what I can tell debian did it right. it actually looks like a desktop to me. of course I did a couple tweeks. classic menu and folder view.
One thing I like is it don't seem to have bloat. Also only using 230KB of 2GB of ram. which is slightly better then I was getting with LM11 (which uses about 260kb)
only problem I had. internet.. took me about a hour to finally get connected (I dont have the advantage to just slap a eth cable in and go, im stuck with wifi or nothing) debian picked the card up just fine. but it would just grab the IP gave to me and nothing else no netmask,no gateway, nothing.. but I finally got it to accept what I needed it to..
next issue well not really and issue but had to go in and uncomment a couple things in the sources list. and dig up some other apt sources to add in. one I got that added in and did the apt-get update everything rolled along pretty well. Installing kde-nm seemed to cure the issue of not getting all the stuff i should have (mask/gw) not sure why that is.
Only other thing, and its a tiny annoyance I keep getting shadows in everything.. ether white boxes in the panel or bright red blotches in filemanager... noticed i get the same on LM11 (graphics issue?) so I know its not a debian issue...
anyway I tried the apt-get upgrade. and well it was slow as crap. not sure what mirror it took me to. but I ctrl-x'ed it and went digging for local mirros and stumbled onto this site http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/ and was able to get a nice localized (US) mirror list. in which my "upgrade" was at a normal speed.
all in all. quite impressed how debian did KDE4. I can use this actually