I think Pardus is one of the best, if not the best KDE distro out there.
Agreed. I currently have Pclinuxos, Chakra, Sabayon, Sidux, Arch, Unity, and Mandriva installed and this Pardus beta has become my default distro. I love how it's Dolphin will display a particular partition as "/mnt/sda12" instead of the more generic "/mnt/disk" the other distros display. Is that a setting or what?
Pardus has a pretty up to date kernel, not as current as Arch or Sidux, and has very fast performance. And it looks great.
Other than the smaller repositories the only problem I can think of is the package manager not having an option to show newly added programs instead of just all not installed ones.