My apologies in advance if this is a repeat thread, I couldn't find an easily comparable one.
Anyway, here's the deal: I've been playing around with KDE lately, after using primarily GNOME and XFCE in my time with Ubuntu. I'm generally facing a fair bit of option-overload, but I'll get used to it.
What I'm NOT getting used to, though, is how UGLY all the KDE themes seem to be. Like, by and large, the themes (window decorations and kde themes alike) are just UGLIER then metacity/xfwm or gtk themes (I did find ONE kwin theme I loved [pureline], but the link was dead, and so was everything google found). And on top of that, I can't seem to get fonts to behave well with antialiasing, among other things.
Generally, I tend to most enjoy clean, minimal themes. I've liked a lot of Murrine GTK themes, as well as Aurora and the new Clearlooks engine. As far as window decorations, stuff like Carbonit, Clearlooks, StormCloud, etc.
Anyway. I'm not trying to start a flamewar, I'm just wondering where the sleek, minimal KDE themes are hiding. Show me how pretty it can be, just natively, KWIN+KDE Themes, no emerald or avant.
Oh, and if any of you dudes have extensively modified, awesome KDE desktops, I'd love to see them. I'm really just looking for inspirado, here.