brent excited to see xfce moving forward
Indeed. With 68 packages upgraded, it was the biggest update for me this week. And after a reboot, it ran noticeably faster than before. I used to make allowances for it, being a work in progress and all, but now it seems to perform at least as well as MATE does. That's subjective, of course -- it could actually be performing better.
There are still minor issues with the UI, of course, and I haven't tried everything in the menu yet, but so far I've seen nothing that would keep me from using it as a daily driver. Kudos to its maintainer!