== Now I'm truly Rolin' and also Mating ==
After spending some time with Nadia-KDE, on which I used KDE and XFCE,
I learned a lot about theming and what is needed to blend KDE, Gtk2 and Gtk3 apps
to have about the same appearance.
While the KDE Desktop is truly awesome and XFCE is of a very sane design, the Kwin
window-manager just doesn't cut is when compared to Compiz on my machine. (Dell Latitude D530 Laptop)
Not performance wise and not feature wise.
About the same goes for the Cinnamon window-manager, but it does do Scale and Expo quite nice,
which I use for my task switching.
Then one day I reinstalled my LMDE system, that was still on Gnome2 with a mix of Mate stuff
after an unsuccessful upgrade attempt and found that MATE/Compiz was an unbeatable
combination for what I want. ** It is blazingly fast **
Being a panel-junky I added XFCE panels, which are of a more sane design than Gnome2/MATE panels.
I only use MATE panels for the top and the bottom; all my junky-panels are XFCE which I can dynamically
generate because they exist in plain xml files and not in some registry.
So, I kinda switched back and now I'm Mating...
Running LMDE with MATE/Compiz and XFCE panels.
Added Cinnamon just to follow it's development. It's a very nice and clean Desktop.
Planning on adding KDE later because I realy like it's activities feature where you can setup
a work environment completely dedicated to a specific task.
I'm quite happy again, Mate !