hey so i got bored of using kdebase on ubuntu so i decided to try enlightment. it works great! its a very nice interface and it is fast. btw, let me say that command line install is the way to go if you know what you are doing. i installed just the base OS then installed xorg, added my ati fglrx driver and installed e17 (enlightenment) + kdm. from there i install the few packages i use xchat/swiftfox/azureus/xmms/mplayer/k3b/klibido and away i go. a fresh and clean system with no clutter and a nice interface. give it a try!!! oh and dont be afraid of using kde or gnome specific packages with enlightenment.