Runnin opensuse 10.3 on an old machine, XFCE offers speed as well as functionality - still looking cool.
I tried to make my destop simple (mostly plain surfaces),
dark (my eyes can't stand this teeth-white more than 30 min)
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/Candido-Engine?content=41345 (Theme Engine, Theme: DarkOrange)
Font: MUTT ClearlyU
Icons in taskbar: http://www.sadeem.net/swf/urltuxntosh.php
Pls vote and leave comments if you have some.