Ryan (neuro) welcome to Debian. it is sooo nice to see new maintainer open.
So kde-base refuses to complete a make install. Seems like DESTDIR is not being passed onto the makefiles like it should. I was really looking forward to playing with Konqueror -- I could have a completely free system. Netscape is one of my last closed source items.
KOffice compiles and installs, but fails to run with some kind of mime error, seems like it does depend in base in some way.
The debian packages of KDE need to be changed IMHO. We compiled each kde tarball into one mega package -- who wants all of KDE's games? I don't need the KDE window manager, but Konqueror would be nice. Seems like we need to break this down and make some task packages to catch up the slack.