I downloaded the DVD with everything so I could play around with it, but I had no problem installing the Gnome desktop and then ripping out everything except X and Mozilla. There’s a minimal install for the minimalists out there too. Next up, KDE.
yum still works fine with KDE, but the usual caveats I have with KDE apply, which, again, is a matter of choice, or free as in freedom. Not having a package manager makes uninstalling tidbits and adding apps awkward, but if you’re a KDE aficionado that shouldn’t be a problem after adding the repos. I ain’t.