I'm not kidding! I love the fact that KDE and GNOME are completely redundant!
You could flip a coin and know, absolutely, that there is no losing, because both are utterly right!
Now yes, it is true, that Open Source Developers tend to be very dedicated to their work, and as a result, put their heart and soul into their babies, and will get very emotional over their contributions (wouldn't anyone?), but as a rule, there is no wrong answer.
KDE and GNOME are by no means mutually exclusive, and though they do have compatibility issues, they are, like Democraticism and Republicanism, best together.
Flame me if you got what it takes, I'll outflame anyone!