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I have found over the years that there are only a couple of things I want in a desktop:
Ability to use a mouse and have icons available on a panel or dock.
No searching through a menu hierarchy to launch a program.
Once I get my program going, the rest of the desktop is irrelevant.
I am pretty much agnostic when it comes to file managers, terminals, photo organizers, and music players although I do lean to the GTK side of things. LXQt gives me the option of looking at the Qt apps without dealing with Plasma.
Although Plasma is much improved I still find it configuration overkill and death by menu compared to other DEs. I know many penguins disagree with me.
The age of the PC and resources available on my aging hardware have an effect on which DE to choose, that is for sure. Also with Arch I tend to gravitate to something light and snappy.
As far as WMs go with LXQt the only difference I see is that with XFWM4 you have your compositor built in and with the others you have to add picom.