First off, let me tell you something before I start my rant on kubuntu: I've been a kubuntu user for 6 years now... and I don't intend to switch to gnome (ubuntu) or xfce (xubuntu) or any other of the other variants anytime soon. I like KDE and I'm willing to put up with the nag that I have to go through in order to continue using it
Back when I installed natty 'bout a couple of weeks ago I had a few complaints but we were in beta, right?... but it's been a few days since release time and things feel worse and worse. At first I didn't use gl-based screensavers because they made the graphics go completely crazy (it's a samsung netbook with intel chipset) so I used a simple screensaver instead (though I had desktops effects turned on and they tend to work pretty well)... then updates started to come in. gl screensavers started to be stable some days ago and I could start/stop it at will... only sometimes it crashed KWin.... but yesterday there was another update and things have gone to hell. Every single time I start the screensaver it crashes KWin... now gkrellm doesn't remember it's on desktop 6 when KDE starts.... When KDE starts it always turns off my desktop effects (which I think didn't happen when I updated to natty), hell... this is just too much for my taste. Are we experimenting here? I haven't tested if kded4 goes crazy when I come back from sleeping/hibernating yet... but something tells me it's not going to be pretty.
Guys, could you please stabilize this whole thing and not make us kde users feel like third class citizens in the ubuntu world and keep us in second class at least?