I had KDE installed, but it removed itself after I ran orphan cleaner in AppCafe. SO at the moment there is no KDE installed at all. The orphan cleaner in fact removed the VLC-Player as well, but I reinstalled it.
The only things I plan to use from KDE aside from the basic DE is more or less Dophin, Okular and Gwenview.
I tried that first, and I planed to remove the packages I saw on the desktop that I figured I don't need, but it went south as I described it above.
But of cause it must be a better idea to install everything piece by piece like you say. I guess that by running, pkg install kde-runtime and then pkg install kde-baseapps and see what come with it is the correct way, correct?
Hopefully I'll get the basic kde apps with that.
I don't need Konqueror, Kmail etc. since I run Firefox and Thunderbird, but I can accept if they come along in the baseapps as long as I won't get a KDE installation with all apps that fill my desktop with icons.