If you do google searchs for kde vs gnome ect, you will find many obsolete arguments. Many noobies don't realize that the info has become redundant.
when kde went from version 3 to 4, it was a drastic change. kde lost a lot of its functionality, customization, and stability. Many of the old websites bagging out kde are focusing on early versions of kde4. kde has improved a lot since then. It is a functional desktop; it's regained a lot of the lost configure options, and add others that were absent in kde3.x, along with organizing it better. It's arguably the most stable desktop environment available (obviously not everyone will agree with that).
Debian Squeeze comes with kde 4.4.5 i believe. This is at the lower spectrum of the kde scale. It is usable, customizable, although not as organized as current versions, and pretty stable.
Personally when i was using Debian Squeeze, i added the Mepis repos, and upgraded kde to 4.5, and then to 4.6.5. kde 4.6.5 is a solid release of kde, and i recommend upgrading at least to that. If 4.8.5 is available in the Mepis repos now, i'd perhaps even upgrade to that because that is also a very good release. I can not speak for 4.9 or later releases because i have been very happy running 4.8.5, so no need to upgrade.
Last edited by Knightron; 01-31-2013 at 12:48 AM.