"Developers: if you need more time, take it!"
IIRC about 2 years ago there were some comments in various forums that KDE was more popular than Gnome.
Then the KDE 4 debacle (i.e rushed)
Now the following opinion in OSNews:(comments section)http://www.osnews.com/comments/21846
Star Xubuntu: The Better Ubuntu than Ubuntu
"It just does not get the same attention from big companies. Novell, Red Hat, Intel, Nokia, Canonical etc. all employ a lot of GTK/Gnome hackers.
Qt is well maintained by Nokia, but for KDE they only employ Aaron Seigo. Novell has a few older SUSE KDE hackers on the payroll, but let go a few go lately. Mandrake has very few and Canonical has one.
That is why KDE gets a lot more development in the Summer because of Googles Summer of code.
Same with distros. Kubuntu is much more a community project than Ubuntu. It lacks developers. For Fedora KDE is only a special interest group.
There are only a few distros that do some KDE development (Pradus does a lot of config/glue Python stuff. Others do similar superficial stuff, but no core development.)
That is also why KDE4 lacks a lot of enterprise functionality that was there in KDE3, because volunteers are not so much into that stuff. They like to build flashy new desktop stuff.
I think KDE should embrace these facts and not try to be something it isn't. It is a enthusiast desktop and it should embrace its users and listen to their brainstorm at forums.kde.
It should work on a social desktop and try to integrate better with Debian. A true community distro is KDEs best option right now.
Try getting new versions of KDE into Debian Testing fast would be a great choice for most people.
And it should work on a more social desktop.
I great suggestion in this regard is this:http://whilos.blogsite.org/?p=144
NB "It is a enthusiast desktop ..."
(pity that Pardus name misspelled)