I just couldn’t get an intellectual handle on KDE. Like most people (I think), I learned Linux with GNOME. I tried to switch to Kubuntu and KDE OpenSUSE a few times, but nothing made sense to me in KDE. The menus. The desktop concept. The plasmoids. Doing anything felt way too hard to my GNOME-rutted mind.
GNOME in Ubuntu was starting to feel too bloated and unresponsive to me, so with KDE knocked out as an option, I tried Xubuntu, and I really liked its simplicity.