That's something I wanted to get off my chest, so here we go. I've been a huge fan of XFCE and was waiting for the arrival of 4.14. It was a complete disappointment for me. I've just downloaded Manjaro XFCE 20.0.1 ISO and looked at how much RAM it uses. HTOP said that Manjaro XFCE is using about 750MB RAM on idle?! How did XFCE become this bloated? I'm not pointing fingers at Manjaro developres. You guys are doing a great job. This is something XFCE related. I am aware. This is one of the frustrations I have with Linux. My Fedora 32 Workstation uses around 850MB of RAM on idle. So, it is pointless to give XFCE a shot these days.
I am also having trouble with QT and GTK compatibility for a really long time. If I use a GTK based desktop environment, QT apps will look alien. If I install Plasma desktop, I will have to look for a GTK theme for my "Global Theme" of Plasma which is not global by the way. Global means it effects everywhere. I don't know why QT and GTK teams can not work together, so both API would be compatible with each other. I don't like working with Kdenlive just because of that. I am considering completely ditch anything related to KDE as well at this point
These are some of the trouble I had with Linux. What do you guys think? Do you think I'm over reacting? Please share your thoughts and (if possible) solutions for the problems I'm facing right now. Regards.