Re: On the face of it
>> Admittedly, I'm a Xubuntu fan…
>> from the day Unity thing was dropped on us, give or take a few hours.
I would add Gnome3 to the mix of undesirable DEs
Mate or XFCE all the way. Mate is now a better Gnome than Gnome ever was, Mate does seem to succeed in an area where Gnome3 fails consistently, and this is bug fixing.