You're probably so annoyed by KDE 4 because you like KDE 3. If you are so unsatisfied with KDE
4 then I would suggest to not bother with KDE 4 and just keep using KDE 3 as it will continue
to be available for long time yet. No one is forcing you to use KDE 4 and it's not like you're
paying a lot of money for it either.
Based on the number of people flaming and complaining about KDE 4 and how broken it is in
every way, I think you guys should just get together and continue to develop KDE 3. You could
of course also fork KDE4 and work from there to make a desktop environment that better fits
you. Whatever you choose, it would be a much better use of your time (IMHO) than simply keep
saying what boils down to "KDE4 sucks - I prefer KDE 3".
A lot of people seems to forget that code speaks louder than words.