I made this theme with practicality in mind. This is all done on my wonderful Suse 9.3 desktop (I cant recommend SUSE enough - best / most polished distro i've ever used).
The background is a free NASA Hubble pic of the Orion Nebula.
Desktop eye candy done via SuperKamaba, with the liquid_weather, soundmania, and cynapsis themes (all with cynapsis backgrounds).
The kicker is transparent with a heavy tint, and an rdf news feed coming in.
If anyone can tell me how the minimized window buttons in the kicker taskbar (firefox in this example) can also be made transparent, i'd appreciate it!