Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.
It’s pretty. It’s convenient, has a lot of functional tools already in place and is easy to customize.
It moves pretty fast. It’s not as quick as my Openbox desktop, but it’s no sluggard either. It has a few quirks, like weird font defaults (ttf-ms-font?!) and I seem to have two scroll bars in Konqueror. But other than that, it’s kind of nice.
I might have to look into this KDE thing a little more. I wonder what a default Kubuntu setup looks like these days. …