No. It is based on KDE and will not run under Gnome, it is too tightly integrated and requires certain acceleration features that KDE provides but Gnome does not. Your experience does not tally with mine - I have not found KDE unstable at all (stating that it crashes during resolution changes is absurd, I would suggest you look to your video drivers). If you are unprepared even to try LMCE on the basis that KDE crashes on simple events like resolution changes, then I would say 1) you are not approaching this as a media centre, and 2) you should probably look for another product.
What I would suggest is that before you make judgements, you try to absorb just how large and sophisticated this project is, and then put the KDE perceptions into perspective with that.