I find that all DEs for FreeBSD are either only half-way functional or just buggy. Things used to be better 10 years ago, FreeBSD was up to date with Linux. But since Linux got big dollar investments, the DE developers aimed their efforts only at Linux. And because there aren't enough developers for FreeBSD, the DEs started lagging many versions behind their Linux counterparts. Or even those that were up to date did not have all of the automation features enabled.
Even when using Linux I can only bleed my eyes out at the current trends among DEs of now (even Lumina shares some of these sins). Too much time wasted wrangling windows around with the mouse, not enough keyboard metacommands or power user functionality ... or if such functionality exists, it is poorly documented or not documented at all. Too much migraine inducing graphical eye candy. Plenty of magical automation, that seems to do things right, but when the automation fails, it is freaking hard to figure out why. The DEs for Unixen seem to merely copy Windows desktop with slight deviations. Thus they are not even interesting or inspirational, merely poor man's Windows Desktop clones. You can try to fix things yourself, but personally I do not want to waste time on modding any bloated DEs
And those Linuxen that offer a comprehensive, functional desktop experience are so bloated you can't run them without having a really good rig.
My solution to the whole messy Unix DE situation is to NOT use any DE. They all suck. Instead I have learned the FreeBSD base system so well, that I can cook up my own automation (with shell scripts or ansi-c programs) for any use case. Instead of a DE I use a simple window manager such as x11-wm/i3