Same thing applies to window managers and DEs (Desktop Environments.) I'm a Slackware with Window Maker person myself, but there are a great many options in terms of window managers. DEs, not so much.
This reminds me of a 31 Flavors ice cream flavor called Lemon Meringue that I really, really (I mean REALLY) liked. For whatever reason, they stopped making it for a long time and when they brought it back, it just didn't taste the same. Did my tastes change over the years? Did the ice cream chef screw up the recipe? Didn't matter, it no longer did the trick. But then I found Hot Cocoa with the little marshmellows and the world was again ice cream heaven. The point of all this? There is no point, go eat some ice cream.