So after a couple months of using #gnome3
, I'm back to #kde4
. This is certainly not because I dislike Gnome 3, I'm actually rather a fan of it. So much so that I've actually incorporated a few of the design elements into my KDE experience.
I kept the upper left corner showing all open windows on the current desktop. This is surprisingly good for flow, although I miss the ability to scrollwheel through desktops, an ability I replaced somewhat by using the upper right corner to display all open windows.
I've made three panels, one on the left that holds my virtual desktop widget, a task launcher and panel, and application menu. Very similar to Gnome's menu. another is just a system tray in the bottom right, and the final is a clock at top center. The first two hide, which is really the only reason I bothered with the clock at all.
While I didn't change much at all, I'm rather liking the minor differences. I'm also finding quite comforting that I can pretty easily change it entirely at any time I like.
I rather like Gnome3, but I think for now I'll be staying on KDE.