Depending on how much you customize your DE it doesn't have to look like the default. I don't see Windows in any Gnu/Linux DE when I look at the different DE's. I switched from Gnome2 to MATE when Gnome2 became obsolete. A few years after I switched to Cinnamon to have a more modern look, but at the same time still the Gnome2 feeling. I guess it's a matter of preference and the customization a person does. I hope you find a way to get it off the ground your project, will be interesting to follow your progress!Thank you! I feel like most if not all existing DE’s are bad imitations of either Windows or MacOs. I’d like to create something that is better than both those two.