Good software follows the principle of KISS (Keep it simple stupid).
Which one? Too stupid to tell which one you were using? Kickoff, Classic, Lancelot, Homerun, Rosa Launcher?![/QUOTE]
I don't know.
The default start menu in KDE 4.
The context menu is dependent on the context but the plasma-desktop has 6 alternative. If I compare Kate and with the gnome equivalent Gedit, kate has 11 alternative in the context menu and gedit has 9 (booth without sub menus). I dont think that is a huge difference.
To add another start menu choose "Add widgets" in the context menu in plasma desktop and choose the application launcher filter to only see your application launchers you have installed.
What does it mean "Frame synchronization support for GTK+ and the Mutter compositor"? It's the function, which can prevent tearing like in compiz in Ubuntu? (i can't see any tearing in Unity 3D, despite Sandybridge will have no tearing prevention until linux 3.8)
Gnome is leaning on GTK application authors to drop features - wilfully ignoring the effect this may have on other desktop environements.
transmission 'enhancement' request
The arrogance is shown by the "And I have no idea what XFCE is or does sorry. "
The work would be somewhat akin to the what was done in Android 4.1with making all drawing components aware of the refresh clock.