There was again only one post this week that attracted comments.
thegzeus also wonders why "Qt seems to be faster for some people and GTK for others, even across the same distro. I don't know why this is, but it seems to be the case." I too wonder why this is so, but I feel like it ultimately boils down to familiarity and preexisting perceptions.
Reader lefty.crupps also agrees that many problems are "based on adding KDE to your GNOME-based Mint install, although others are indeed just app preferences." Indeed.
Reader Tids points out that "gimp is an (gnu) image manipulation programm. krita isnt an manipulator, but a creator," while commenter Christian Gonzalez G. advises, "Your logout/shutdown problem seems to be related to GDM. Try to use KDM instead."
Finally, an anonymous reader points out that "[t]he Gtk integration problems are Gtk problems. :) Qt integrates very well in Windows and Gnome and this isn't Windows or Gnome merit."
Thank you all for commenting, and stay tuned for this week's round of posts!