I don’t know how many of you had the chance to try out Gnome 2.10 (which is installed by default on Ubuntu 5.04, Fedora Core 4, SuSE 9.3 and probably in the development tree of your preferred distro) and what is your opinion on it, but for myself I can say that I am falling in love with it each and every day spent on it.
For a profane like me the KDE team seems to focus on the constant addiction of innovations and features to the new desktop environment released, while the Gnome team seems to focus on a more precise guidelines on user interaction, (effective) usability and the developement of truly useful applications.
I’ve just read this article by the O’Reilly staff illustrating 7 new applications developed in Gnome with the recent Mono toolkit.
To me they seem to be exactly what an user needs and loves to use.
go Gnome !!!