I’ve always been a huge fan of the way Apple manages its user interface. I love the “clean” feel the UI gives to the power user, and the desktop in particular always looks great no matter how many times you look back at it in the day. I’m a Windows user at heart and will always be – I just work better compared to the other platforms, and I’ve tried both Mac OS and Linux for some time; neither of which offered me what I wanted or was comfortable with.
Skinning Windows 7 wasn’t the answer either – I always ran into problems with the hacked interface at one point or another and I usually uninstalled the app later because my OS always felt bloated after a while – mind you that was under XP, but that’s a moot point these days (I may have loved it then, but it’s a crappy OS today). A couple of years ago I stumbled onto an app that gives me the best of both worlds (well, sort of).