I'm a Xfce everyday user since 4.6 and I find it onde of the best performance/usability/eye-candy compromise desktop environments out there. I'm also a Debian and Crunchbang Linux (#!) user. Hugs and kisses to all.
On an Asus EeeBoxPC 1501P and EeePC 1000H with #! Unstable/Sid Xfce 4.10 Linux
How to: Install Xfce 4.10 with upgraded Apps and Plugins