Will KDE 4.x offer the ability to be stripped down so that it more closely resembles KDE 3.5.x, without the plasmoids and 32-bit color requirement, etc.? This wouldn't necessarily be a separate version, but rather offer the ability to disable various "features" built into 4.x so that it will run faster and have the more sensible look of 3.5.x.
The Fedora Project said a while back that it was "upgrading" to KDE 4 with F9 because the Qt libraries were no longer going to be supported. I'm not a developer and never understood this rationale. If a library was bug-free on Monday and ceases to be actively developed or modified on Wednesday, how on Earth could it be considered unstable and not worth using on the Friday three months or years later? I'd be fine with exclusively using software that has proven compatibility with the 3.x branch, so I don't get where the problem is.
I'd really prefer to have a modern Fedora distro to use, with all the latest software in most areas (Kernel Mode-Setting, KVM, Firefox, etc.), but with my familiar rock-stable K Desktop. Fedora 8 was the last version to offer 3.5, and Fedora seems to have hidden it in an archive with a r-e-a-l-l-y slow connection speed. I've had no luck with trying to BitTorrent the custom F8 respins (having no Internet at home and only able to download when I'm at the library/local community college, like now).