openSUSE : default desktop going to be KDE, but…

What is this ?

It is said that this change is useless and won’t make any difference. In a few words, you consider that the request was stupid.
On that point, and also as a Gnome user, I agree.

In that case, why would you change anything ?

No one is going to be satisfied with this. It is not a compromise, just nonsense.
KDE users will be disappointed and Gnome users will feel marginalized.

The only thing that would have made sense were either following the request and focussing on KDE integration, or clearly reject it and leave things as they are.