As we already know, Debian 7 must come with Xfce as the default Desktop Environment, and at this point, seeing the progress they are making Gnome y KDE I wonder if it would be a good idea.
My doubt stems from the fact that for Debian 7 it is possible that the version of Xfce that we have is the 4.8. We know that the boys of Debian they are committed to stability, and that has always been a plus, but in this case I have my misgivings about it.
Months ago Xfce was released under the version 4.10, and so far, this version has been the most stable and innovative that this Desktop Environment has had. I know added many improvements for the end user, however, Debian it still keeps it in Experimental, so it sure won't be added to Wheezy.
Should then include Xfce 4.8 as the default Desktop on a modern OS? Okay, this means stability and whatever you want, but let's face it. The ones we use Debian as Server we do not use graphical environment (as usual), and those of us who use it as a header OS, we would appreciate having a better experience with the desktop.
KDE y Gnome they are too heavy to be included on the installation CD. That is why it is used Xfce, but from my humble opinion, they will not use the ideal version for these times. Further, Xfce has served as a refuge for many users unhappy with Gnome Shellas it reminds a lot of the old Gnome 2.
So I ask should it be Xfce the default desktop of Debian? I think so, but not in version 4.8. What do you guys think?