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Well it's no secret: Gnome Shell (that is going to go beta next week) and Zeitgeist. Those are the base for Gnome 3.0 and should bring a revolutionary user model and a new way to manage documents.
I haven't seen anything in the Gnome 3.0 roadmap that I would exactly call "revolutionary". It's more of a gradual evolution. I think Ryan Paul over at Arsetechnica summed it up well:
Unlike KDE 4.0, which produced impressive innovation and accelerated development at the cost of user trust and overall desktop stability, the GNOME 3.0 plan is less ambitious, largely builds on the GNOME desktop environment's current strategy, and avoids significant user-visible changes or disruption to basic desktop usability.
The same can be said of KDE4 in this case. Anyway, the visual changes are already there, so the previous statement is no more really valid.
Well compared to the complete revamp from scratch of KDE's subsystems, Gnomes changes are less aggressive and carry a relatively small delta compared to KDE 4's goals. There isn't too much legacy code in KDE 4.