"Although I regularly use KDE, Xfce, and other desktops for
GNU/Linux, I keep returning to GNOME. Sometimes I use the default
Metacity window manager, and other times the quicker Sawfish, but,
with either choice, GNOME has an uncluttered look that allows me to
focus on my work rather than my software. It also contains enough
customization that I can easily set my increasingly long list of
preferences with a minimum of effort.
"However, my loyalty is far from unqualified. Despite being in
development for a decade, GNOME still lacks one or two utilities
that I consider essential. Other default tools are lacking in
functionality, or could stand a modern redesign. I also question
some of GNOME's policy decisions..."