EXCEPT for the wonderful anti-aliasing everywhere. GNOME2 is a delight to behold, and the blue-curve icons are absolute smashing. Yes, yes, blue-curve is considered evil by all staunch defenders of [insert-whatever], but I think it looks damn cool. And GNOME2 is snappier than GNOME 1.x--yah, GNOME hackers!
So I want this xft goodness in everything--especially mozilla. So I go over to fontconfig and find a prebuilt mozilla with the appropriate patching.
Really, I'm stunned. I'm willing to run this 1.0 branch and wait for Mozilla to integrate this. Really. It is that incredible.
Try it yourself. Download an xft Mozilla build and then try to get it running next to a regular Mozilla build. The difference the font rendering makes is unbelievable.