I did install a KDE system inside VirtualBox to be able to reproduce a bug about gnome-power-manager under KDE. VirtualBox is nice for that as the guest OS sees the battery of my laptop and gets the ACPI events when I unplug the AC.
I was surprised by the new nice looking splash (it is fullscreen but I reduced it to post here). I would have added some space between the KDE version and the icons, but that's a detail.
The new menu icon also make the left part of the panel look nice
But the right part is still bad with the ugly (not even anti-aliased) clock font:
However, Beranger has more valid concerns about the panel and some people report a very large icon when using big panel.
Now I have to decide if I spend the two weeks there, or if I move around to see other nice places. I am very interested in any advice from people living around there or having already been there, regarding both places to visit and hosting.