I really like xterm and could really like XFCE, but the two don't seem to play well together. In KDE if I log out and back in, my xterms will be restarted in the same position as when I left. It will restart xterms but they all open in the center of the screen, not in their normal positions.
This is particularly important to me because on my laptop I usually run with 19 xterms, 4 on each of 4 different workspaces, each workspace with a different foreground color to help me with context, and another 3 on another workspace. Having all 19 open in the middle of one workspace is quite aggravating.
I've tried using xfce4-terminal, which does save it's position, but it has no way to disable the secondary screen (when doing "less" or "vim", and exiting, it gets rid of the "less" output and switches the terminal back to how it was, the ti/te termcap capabilities). The secondary screen really annoys me, but all of the "new" terminals like xfce or gnome seem to have no way to disable this like xterm does. And just setting a "LESS" environment variable to disable this isn't enough because as often as not I'm working on one of a couple hundred remote servers. I've tried setting my terminal type to "vt100", which prevents this but also disables colors, which I really rely on in vim for syntax highlighting.
It feels like I'm being really picky, but I sure would love to be able to use XFCE and have a terminal that both remembers where it was and doesn't do the screen switching. :-)