➠ KDE is better at achieving Gnome goal
Welp, whenever I see discussion about Gnome and KDE it basically comes down to "Gnome is simpler but KDE is more customizable". I tend to switch my DE/WM pretty frequently between Gnome, KDE and DWM (yeah, I'm a weirdo). And as much as I love all of them, I'm always amused by this paradox that despite of Gnome goal of being super simple DE, at the end of the night KDE is actually simpler in a lot of ways. Let's just compare setting your own keybinding in both DEs. In case of Gnome you just get a popup for a terminal command to put. In case of KDE you get a window, where you choose app and action. Next one, I had issues with drag'n'drop in file roller for a pretty long time in many distros few years back (Gnome 3 days). And when it finally worked, it's currently borked once again after Gnome 40 release. Never had such an issue, as borked basic functionality of their own app in KDE 5. And yet KDE manage that on top of their (also stupid simple) customizability. Even for the developers, Qt, at very least from my experience, manage to be simpler. Things like connecting phone via KDE connect or built in clipboard manager might be consider more of a feature, but that's yet another thing that kinda makes KDE simpler in some way, as it's more functional by default. And yet that's all, as I said earlier on top of not only stupid simple DE customization where you have built in downloader for themes, plasmoids and even SDDM themes but also very simple apps customization. So IMO - KDE is both simpler AND more customizable. But what Gnome's better at is workflow as their default is actually really, really great while in KDE in my experience you either use more or less windows-like workflow either end up with somewhat rough and unpolished state. What do you think about it?