I am no programmer, so this is just a thought I wanted to share, and maby someone will use it. How about something like objectbar for kde? Many ppl are trying to change their look by removing kicker and using either slicker or karamba for menus/icons, but only karamba is fully themeable and it doesn't support mouseover icon animations, or have a systray or windowlist (windowlist could be used on mouse3 button but not systray).
I think it would be a great thing to have something for kde like objectbar is for windows, or maby just some karamba improvements that allows users to have a systray and icon animations (like icon highlighting or iconzoom).
Anyhow, just a idea.