- Screen space is very valuable and expensive. The information/widgets which needs the space the most should use it.
- Defaults should be tailored to the majority.
The key to the logic behind reasoning is that konsole users (such as myself) are a minority, and that gap will become bigger as KDE's userbase grows.
Help is away one click further, konsole one click away+one menu; and KControl, Hm.. it is supposed to be in the top level. That should also have been committed.. I'll fix.
This was agreed on, on kde-core-devel/kde-usability but committing the patches was forgotten. The (loong) discussion can be found in the archives under "Kicker bar maiming".