Lots of vague comments lately on how bad Kubuntu is compared to distro X. What I am seeing is a lot of whining and not a lot of doing. These comments aren’t coming from a nontechnical audience (they are, at least, following Planet KDE) or from people who just want to rat on Kubuntu. They are on KDE developers’ blogs by users and developers many of whom claim to use Kubuntu as their primary OS and at least some of whom are interested in seeing Kubuntu do well.
The core Kubuntu team is small and we do our best to keep up with blazing fast development in all parts of the distribution. In order for everything to come out as polished as we all would like, we need more community participation.
So, to the commenters: you are using Kubuntu because you think it offers some advantage over other options, but clearly there are some holes and rough edges so, if you see a problem — do something about it instead of whining. This is open source. Use that little bit of programming you learned to fix a paper cut. Write up a better project summary and feature tour for the website and send it to us. Test a CD image. Create a new website theme. Help us sort out bug reports. Run an alpha release on your extra machine. Talk to a developer to debug your problem. At the very least, file a bug.
And this isn’t the dreaded “send patches or we’re not talking to you.” If the complaints amounted to something we could actually ask for a patch for, that would be progress.
 Contrary to popular belief, Kubuntu IS participating in the 100 papercuts project, and some bugs have been fixed.
 There was a contest for a new website a while back, but almost noone participated. I find it hard to believe there aren’t a bunch of people out there who think the website could be better and know web design. So help out!
 In Karmic, go to Help > Report Bug… in any application.