After 3 weeks using Gnome3 I´m back using Plasma5, it was an interesting experience to see how far I can adjust my workflow to another desktop, in fact I needed to get something done and GPU hangs on Gnome3 were less frequent, here is a list of my findings:
* both screen lockers had issues, on gnome some times the right password doesn´t unlock the screen on first try, on plasma the text field never has focus and is slower to show up..
* gdm3 is the best DM out there, really
* system settings on gnome is more to the point but quite often misses an important feature...
* the top bar on gnome3 is a big waste of space, you can´t switch tasks, you can´t put something useful, the app icon scaled up looks ugly, and the context menu of the current app is a big WTF!? Really I´d love to at least have the left panel always visible...
* CSD is cool but not in a world where SSD is expected and you try to ignore it... downstream patches really?
* Chrome input sucks on both (you can notice by the wrong keyboard settings in
> ¨I´m¨ < which is fine on both DEs)
* When there is a GPU hang (more often with KWin) gnome at leasts restarts and puts a fullscreen way of logging out... (as sometimes you hardly can switch to another window)
* I got some issues with typing fast on gnome and getting letters out of type order (or duplicated ones in gnome-software)
* having the eject key to just work was cool, also the volume control is way better on gnome
* browsing installed apps on gnome sucked a bit, you either know the name of it or scroll trough an immense list..
* present windows effect seems more polished on gnome3 not to mention on KWin there seems to be no kind of grid, and you have windows with all sorts of size, which is nice to make them bigger but doesn´t look pretty, and yes I dunno if I can change this...
* I couldn´t find a replacement for systemmonitor on gnome
* not being able to type a letter and go to it on nautilus is irritating, but you get used to search for the things you want... (tho I´d prefer to hit CTRL + F)...
* to finish the list missing skype notifications on gnome is upsetting as you don´t see the skype icon after the window is ready notification went out... and well the bottom notification thing is just about as useless as the space of the top panel... OTHO it´s pretty nice to see that you have skype notifications on the screen locker
bottom line is both have it´s goods and it´s bads, to my taste usability on gnome is rather limited and I waste more time when switching tasks... I just hope my GPU hands give me a break now that I don´t need to access one of the websites causing them... :D