"Dude, it's disk space, not RAM."
It increases RAM requirements significantly as well.
"If you got space for a single movie you got space for KDE."
And what if I have devices that dont have space for a movie? Particularly free and un-needed?
Or what if I have more disk and ram than I know what to do with, I am still supposed to go through the equivalent of downloading a movie just to manage my windows? Whether I have the space/ram/time/bandwidth or not does not settle the question of whether or not I really want to use it on this in particular.
"That's like the lamest "hater" argument ever."
Wait a moment, let me get this straight, preferring a window manager to your DE makes me a 'hater?'
FFS grow up.
"You realize you can customize your install and it's not a monolithic package in any distro, do you?"
It's still hundreds of megabytes for the absolute minimum install just to get kwin (the window manager in KDE) up and running. Why would I do that when I can get a WM I like better, and do it with a tiny fraction of the resources?