The big German newspaper Süddeutsche (400000+ copies sold every day) has published a 10-part installation report (German) of SuSE Linux 8.1. The author, who has no experience with Linux and KDE whatsoever, is full of praise for KDE and Konqueror. Other projects such as the Gimp and OpenOffice.org are also mentioned positively.
Roughly translated excerpts:
"... Anyone who is accustomed to GUIs by working with Mac or Windows, will get along with KDE quite well."
"... Konqueror, the universal talent, also as web browser, kmail and knode, the email program and newsreader for KDE, are top notch, did I mention that? ..."
"... I would like to mention that konqueror browser, an astounding web browser, file manager and file viewer, all in one, that can access the web, windows partitions and of course linux files without any problems..."
"...Konqueror is great for surfing, K-Mail, the Email program for KDE is a good mailer. Knode collects News."