Interesting point of view about the developement of GNOME, in comparision with the fate of KDE4 ...
Amplify’d from dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com
GNOME will emphasize simplicity, ease-of-use, and understated modernity over flashiness and over-the-top effects. KDE will be the way forward for ultimate customization, web-connected computing through Plasmoid widgets, and flashy desktop effects (as well as tools for power-users, like Dolphin/Konqueror vs. Nautilus, Okular vs. Evince, Kate vs. Gedit, etc.).Read more at dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com
See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/couz