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less than (sic) 200MB RAM at idling. What a beast!
I managed to get Debian kde4 idling at around 150MB RAM
Anyhow, for those that cannot 'afford' such RAM intensive desktop environments, go for an extremely light xfce, lxde (not my cup of tea, but others swear by it) or IMO the best solution a light window manager running Rox desktop. (icewm plus rox-desktop = less than 60 MB RAM)
That's cool. Never tried stock Debian + Kde.
I surely have plenty of RAM ~3GB and I don't mind using some bloated DE if it provides me a fully functional and pleasant working environment.
I use Gnome and Kde mainly but Kde has been always on higher side as a real memory eater for me( < 4.6.x , never used 4.7.x). Not Slackware, praise the stock unmodified Kde.
I'd like to vote here, but none of the options I'm familiar with seem attractive. MATE and Cinnamon sound promising, but I haven't actually seen them yet. Gnome Shell and Unity are... well, they're not. I've always wanted to like KDE, but that desire has never survived actual contact with it. XFCE and LXDE just seem a bit lacking. Gnome 2 was pretty good.