Back when i got my first mac, Tiger had just came out. although it was buggy, it was still fast and beautiful. The UI just felt "mac" the aqua blue background, bright metal windows, the translucent white dock, and the solid white menu bar felt good i guess. when i upgraded to leopard i was THRILLED. i thought it looked stunning, at first that is. i really find myself disliking it these days it's so much less snappier (and i'm on a new MacBook unibody), the darker look (transparent menubar/dark sidedock/darker metal windows) seems like some bad mac theme for windows or something. I feel like the aqua/mac look & feel has gone away and os x is moving into a direction that i don't like, maybe i'm just ranting for no reason--regardless please tell me if you have similar feelings.