A screenshot of my current KDE desktop. I tried to make a good looking desktop using only passive elements (ie. no Karamba or any other CPU eaters). Distibution is PCLinuxOS. KDE version is 3.4.3.
On the bottom panel there are kbfx start buton, Taskbar v2, system tray, pager and clock. Right panel autohides when you move cursor off it. That great thing that rolls down from the top of the screen is Yakuake.