If you replace the Unity desktop with the Compiz powered Gnome 3 desktop, then your sanity will be preserved. There must be a few fans of this desktop if they were not trolling the poll just for the laughs. KDE is very bloated as well, the Windows 7 desktop is faster and sleeker than the KDE 4.x desktop. Sure the KDE desktop is quite a large desktop environment to install, but even the K menu is seriously bloated, the desktop after loading with 2GiB of RAM can take up to a minute to start playing the login sound before you can even access the K menu. The layout of the Windows 7 start menu makes more sense and it is far faster to navigate. If you right-click on the K menu icon and select Classic Menu Style, then the menu is slightly more bearable. I am not the only one who thinks that the Linux desktop is getting bloated and out of control. I have setup a desktop with Fluxbox and Tint2 to use when the more memory hungry desktop environments like Gnome 3 and KDE become annoying. Hopefully soon the KDE team can cut the bloat in their desktop and make it as fast as the KDE 3.4 release was. If KDE could be as fast as the Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 desktops were, then it would be well worth using as your Linux desktop.