I think Pardus is one of the best, if not the best KDE distro out there.
What deters me Pardus as No 1 choice (and why Pardus not really want to increase Distrowatch) is the limited number of packages.
Now it seems not so hard to compile these yourself, but a good and complete how-to is not available. I've played with pisiyap, but that did not work for me. In the past, that's fine with pisibul, but this program is not maintained (?).
Pardus may in the top ten if there were more programs in the repository of if you make it easier to build pisi packages....