Somehow I am still a fan of old green back-forward direction icons and I am one of those who still remembers why floppy means Save.
I miss those and while I find tango style great I do not enjoy blue arrows and blue home silhouette.
A year ago icon oldies were given a facelift, and now they are fabulous.
What a shame that they are buried as GTK stock icons and replaced by something else in each and every Gnome theme.
So I grabbed them from Gnome svn and packaged for use over 'gnome' theme. If 'gnome' theme is not your favourite, just change 'inherits' line in index.theme.