Yeah I noticed the lack of transparency, etc...but figured that was just another new feature of kde4
I know kde4 is not as mature as kde3.5 but I'm trying to give it a chance this time. I have to admit that the PCLOS developers have done the best job I've seen in making it as easy to use as kde3.5.
Correction to original post: I don't
know what package might be missing if that is the problem. My other thought was to try PCLOS2010 and see if it has the same problem but I don't have time right now.