I only wish Xfce looked this good in Debian. I vaguely remember trying Xfce 4.6 on a Debian Wheezy system (very vaguely; I need to try it again), and it doesn’t look as polished as it does here in Xubuntu 12.04.

Steven Rosenberg : Xubuntu 12.04 with Xfce 4.8 – one giant leap and a mighty attractive desktop

Me: Stock Xfce isn’t pretty. Ubuntu does a great job enhancing it (without turning it into GNOME or Unity) via Xubuntu.