Just switched from Gnome to KDE and I love it. I didn't like it that much before, but I'm very glad I gave it another shot.
The top bar shadow and docker background were edited into the wallpaper in GIMP 1.3 (love it) I always liked doing it that way because it adds cool effects using the background which would already be in memory!
thx to the KDE developers and all the great artists on this site!!