You would like to install debian 6 from the netinst CD but install the KDE destkop environment instead of gnome
Debian defaults to gnome
You can of course download the debian-6.0.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso file and burn it on CD but if you have the netinst CD you can install KDE at once.
Do a normal base installation without Desktop Environment. You will find yourself booting into shell mode. Logon and enter:
apt-get install kdm plasma-desktop --fix-missing
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