XFCE may look superficially like XP but actually has all sorts of differences that make it irritating as hell to use. Just off the top of my head:
- No decent file explorer.
Why? What's wrong with thunar?
Thunar is abysmal compared to XP's.
- Window borders too small, like 1px. Resizing windows is a pain.
I haven't used XFCE is ages, but I belive lots of WMs out there use super+m2 to resize. Windows borders are useless, and having to aim at tiny stuff to resize windows is stupid.
- Window maximize behaviour is annoying, because you can still drag the window out of fullscreen after it's been maximized, yet dragging it to the top of the screen doesn't automatically fullscreen the window again.
Rather than "annoying", I'd say it's just "different from windows". Also, I belive this is configurable.
- The 2 clipboards, one of which is a "mouse buffer", is so unintuative I would classify it as a bug. Linux desperately needs a unified clipboard.
Use something like parcellite if you want to unify them. Getting rid of both clipboards to make life easier for people who don't know how to use a computer is a bad idea (see GNOME3).