Originally Posted by lightman
I don't know how much time has passed since then, but if I were you I would give it a try again.
After all, on Ubuntu it's just a matter of "apt-get install gnome"
And you can always switch back to KDE in 2 seconds should you not like Gnome
If you want stability, stay away from the KDE betas.
I wonder myself if Doc tried configuring it to taste or just went by first impressions. Out of the box Gnome is pretty bland looking.