KDE doesn't get it
So, KDE doesn’t want users anymore. If you’re “not reporting bugs, writing documentation, translating or promoting KDE”, they don’t want you. That’s one of the most ridiculous things I have heard, and it’s all the more disappointing coming from an open source project as prominent as KDE.
Any user of free software is already a contributor in my eyes. He or she might not blog or write about their love for KDE, but they might suggest it to their friends and family. The KDE user base has the potential to be the best marketing machine for the project.
They really need to change their attitude for the good of the project. If you have no users, I reckon you won’t find many contributors. Users beget contributors, and developing for users helps you create a better product.