@RyuKurisu KDE Plasma has just never... felt right to me. Last time I gave it a try there were too many things that just didn't work right. Admitting my ignorance to the KDE dev process - my understanding was that it had lost steam a long time ago and was struggling to stay relevant. Most non-gnome effort seems focused on tiling WMs, XFCE, or other hobby DEs.
@funnylookinhat sounds like it was a few years since your last KDE effort? Because development never stopped, and last year they've had an amazing year with a lot of polish!
And if you still like the traditional desktop paradigm you could take a look at Lubuntu with LXQt. They can use some polish in the looks department (even if they are the best looking from the few LXQt distributions I've tried), but otherwise are great.
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