There are some posts floating around the Internet at the moment about KDE dying. Most of it is just FUD, and some of it is really outlandish, but I have a higher chance of licking Redmond’s shoes than KDE dying.
KDE is my favourite looking desktop environment. Regular readers will know that I love to use Openbox on my laptop and on smaller screens, but for larger monitors and powerful systems, KDE is the only way for me. It has a very professional feel - in my opinion, much more professional than any gtk+ based desktop environments. KDE hides nothing from the user; he or she is in total control, and the interface is very sleek, modern and comfortable to use.