My conclusion after two days of KDE 4.4 is…I returned to XFCE. KDE wasn’t bad and there is the argument that I didn’t give it enough of a chance. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s the “Start” menu. I dunno. All I know is that XFCE is just more “me.”
Of course, this is what I think is great about Linux. Choice. While KDE isn’t bad, it’s not for me. As long as I don’t hold it against anyone who chooses KDE over Gnome or XFCE, it’s all good!