You may have heard of my mockup for a Gnome theme called "Rockstar" (you find it here: http://tinyurl.com/3wr45y), that did not become reality because of my lack both of knowledge and time. Moreover some of the ideas there shown are not really feasible with today's GTK+.
So, dreaming is good and all, but I want a good looking operating system now! I think that the solution I came up as shown in this screenshot is pretty good, both light and eye-pleasing.
I have to fix some little things (I want smaller buttons on the window decoration, a slightly darker shadow to better distinguish windows, check font sizes and a little else) and then I will eventually release a theme, or maybe better a "suite".
But I want to hear your feedback before, to know what to improve and what to completely change!
Some technical specifications for impatient people:
GTK theme: Clearlooks Brave with custom color scheme
Window decoration: Emerald with customized Soft&Clear theme
Wallpaper: something I found on the net and I will eventually upload it (or something similar for copyright questions)
Goodies: on the bottom of the screen you see Avant Window Navigator as its best (well, actually I'm thinking about changing its look to a more flat one).
On the top panel you have Global Menu for GTK+, that OSX-like menu thing that puts application menu on gnome panel.
A small touch also for the clock on the panel.
Icons: the beautiful, sleek, nuoveXT 2
Fonts: almost everywhere is the beautiful, rounded FreeSans with custom dpi setting to make it look good. I don't remember which is the monospaced one but I'll look for something better.
And, just before ending this long auto-celebration, let me say I was about to call this entry "I wish it was": meaning the default Ubuntu look, instead of that "strange" fat brown theme.