@MountainMan, Thanks for the suggestion, I will give it a try, though I don't suspect it will make a difference as I have tried setting the "Performance" profile to basically the same settings as "Presentation" to no avail.
@Taco.22, it's not a dumb question. I may have to settle for LXDE, but I wish I didn't feel like I had to "settle". For the most part it is just eye candy that KDE offers over LXDE, but I appreciate that. The computer is capable of handling a full featured DE, and I don't feel like I should have to lose out on any features just because there is one silly setting that wants to blank my monitor even though every possible setting I can find is set to tell it not to blank.
I am a huge fan of Linux, and I will never go back to windows (except at work where I am forced to use it), but it is the little things like this that keep away a lot of casual users. If Joe average turns on his computer and says, gee, I want the screensaver to just keep showing the slideshow of pictures when I'm not using the computer and never kick the monitor into powersave mode, then they look in the settings and there is an option to turn off powersaving mode, but then the computer goes ahead and powersaves anyway, it certainly isn't going to give anyone a feeling of confidence. /rant
Sorry about the rant, just had to get that out as it is the little things like this that dull the shine on Linux.