I like a KDE for its tweakablity. I also like several of the resource friendly desktop environments >>> LXDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, etc.Kubuntu eats up too much resources with that KDE fo me. Too much like Windows. I like the simplicity of Gnome. I LOVE Totem. Plays everything, and I like Goom. Just wish I could come up with a file script to enqueue that survives release changes.
The fact that it (KDE) is similar to Windows is the reason Kubuntu is recommended for those wanting something besides Windows. Most of the people I install it for are really just looking for a dependable way to access the Web, check email, office apps, etc. It works well to those ends provided the machines aren't antiquated.
Haven't messed with Totem too much. If it works, stick with it. For me, it's VLC.
It's a shame too. I have a copy of OS/2 Warp 3, floppy disks, that's never even been installed.OS/2 was my favorite system. You could customize the hell out of that, all built in. But it died. No support.
I'm getting there myself. But, just imagine if Linux didn't exist and there was nothing to play with.Too old and tired to want to play with these things any more.