On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 10:36 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com> wrote:
So I decided to try cinnamon.  It seems much less buggy.  Almost perfect in
most respects, although I don't like that I can't see all the apps on all
the workspaces in the taskbar, as in kde.  Makes switching a lot less
pleasant. Power management seems to work fine.

You may want to give LXQt a try... it is qt based, can use kwin.  I've been flipping back and forth between LXQt and Plasma when I encounter issues with Plasma.  Regarding Plasma... current release for me has been great so far... the annoying hang issue seems to have been resolved (knock on wood) and the upcoming 5.6 from what I have read so far is extremely nice.