graeme_p - 5:31 am on Jun 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
There are a number of other clipboard managers, and alarms.
Requiring Akonadi put me off KDE.
I have a very different desktop to yours: very minimal and screen space efficient. That is why we need flexibility.
I think Unity is not for those who want customisability. I actually think its pretty good, and its what the average user wants (my wife likes it, for example), and you cannot blame Ubuntu for using a default that favours the typical user.
I tried Cinnamon and it is still buggy. The only issue I have on MATE is that maximus sometimes crashes.