I switched between KDE and Gnome for a few years then settled on KDE as my favourite and I honestly can't recall why -- think it may have been easier to configure as I wanted.
Then Canonical broke things by introducing Pulse Audio and, for some reason, I needed Gnome and KDE to get sound working. Then KDE4 introduced a load of things I really had no need for and took away the ability to just right-click a panel and configure it.
So, I'm using XFCE on my desktop and finding it all I need.
I have used Gnome on my EEE for a while and it's fine, but I changed to XFCE recently so it's familiar.
Personally, I'd say Unity<Gnome3<KDE4<Gnome2<KDE3==XFCE4 sums me up, though I do vary so that's not set in stone.
Originally Posted by Knightron
As a side note, previously saying oi'm a kde fan, i've recently completely ditched Amarok, i think the interface is to damn annoying ...
Couldn't agree more -- I had to ditch Amarok after the loss of features and facesmash. I have no idea why they added a few more windows jsut to get rid of some basic functionality that I've had to start using Rhythmbox to get back, not hat I mind as it turns out to be pretty good.