and decoration (of all things) as superior to KDE or even Gnome just laughable.
KDE4 just Mac OS X round style buttons copied, with some ugly gray sprayed over it, just because they can.
Care to elaborate? How is it different from the default theme in ubuntu or random other distro??
[...]and while the default KDE4 theme sucks IMO
Since the graphics drivers are in the shape they're in and as stable as they are (=NOT), I can't afford translucency or compositing.
Not sure what kind of windows you have but my windows have the glass in the cetnre and the opaque frame on the outside - the opposite of what default Windows theme looks like.
I don't find multiple desktops particularly useful but not having them at all, I dunno...