After looking a little harder at the KDE package list...
"Upgrade to ULTIMATE: Do you want to install additional KDE components and applications?"
"Do you want to install additional KDE components and applications?" bluedevil breeze breeze-gtk drkonqi kactivitymanagerd kde-cli-tools kde-gtk-config kdecoration kdeplasma-addons kgamma5 khotkeys kinfocenter kmenuedit kscreen kscreenlocker ksshaskpass ksysguard kwallet-pam kwayland-integration kwayland-server kwin kwrited libkscreen libksysguard milou oxygen plasma-browser-integration plasma-desktop plasma-disks plasma-firewall plasma-integration plasma-nm plasma-pa plasma-systemmonitor plasma-thunderbolt plasma-vault plasma-workspace plasma-workspace-wallpapers polkit-kde-agent powerdevil systemsettings colord-kde appmenu-gtk-module quota-tools ark dolphin dolphin-plugins filelight gwenview kamoso kate kcalc kcron kdeconnect kdf kdialog keditbookmarks kfind khelpcenter kio-extras kio-fuse kio-gdrive kleopatra kompare konsole krdc krename krfb ksystemlog kwalletmanager okular partitionmanager spectacle yakuake
...It looks like many of these packages (konsole, kate, dolphin, plasma-desktop for instance) would be installed during the initial installation.
Is there a way to see just the additional/new packages that would be installed?
The same step for gnome...
"Upgrade to ULTIMATE: Do you want to install additional GNOME components and applications?"
"Do you want to install additional GNOME components and applications?" gpaste eog-plugins grilo-plugins seahorse-nautilus gtkhash-nautilus gnome-logs gnome-remote-desktop gnome-sound-recorder vino rygel shotwell lollypop
...appears to only list the additional/new packages which will be installed.
edit: oops, looks like the conversation moved forward before i posted (took me forever to format it lol, i'm new to discourse).