Some time ago, a forum member asked about the point of using lightweight window managers. He was apparently happy with GNOME and did not see any point in experimenting with lightweight alternatives:
In my opinion, the lighweight window managers are worth trying for several alternatives. In fact, I was able to list at least ten reasons for changing GNOME for something else. These were the reasons I gave as my answer to the question:
I understand some are made for lower end machines. My machine runs gnome fine so does it even bother me to experiment around with them?
- It is fun.
- One learns something.
- One will soon be bored with GNOME.
- All window managers look different.
- KDE is better than GNOME.
- Window managers are lighter than GNOME or KDE.
- One can install twm to see what Linux looked like in the middle of 90's.
- One is free to do anything with one's system.