We use desktops on the East Coast...
...here in Blighty. Not the greatest experience in the known universe, but not the worst either. RDP is really frugal about what data it sends and seems good at not turning into blurry mess (as VNC does). It's great to be able to project local resources (drives etc) onto the remote client; this makes
pushing files around a bit easier (I'd rather use a proper FTP server, but internal IT don't seem to care).
Remote graphical access is one area I find that GNU/Linux seriously lags. VNC simply isn't fit for purpose and X-Forwarding is less than stellar and ends up looking like total garbage circa 1990. Maybe Wayland will help, but I don't think so.
In an ideal world I'd like to see the features of X-Forwarding (i.e. just the one app) with the quality and speed of RDP.