For me KDE has always had too much "special K".
Though these days Gnome developers are making it harder and harder to use it. I hate the new Nautilus (well, mainly the missing status bar). Luckily there is Nemo available.
Some day soon I may have to switch from Gnome to something else. Maybe Cinnamon or XFCE.
if only other OS users knew of the stress and pain we go through in order to select our desktop environments or window managers!