I can't say I like the appearance of Snow Leopard very much. The menu bar on mine is a rather sick shade of yellow/orange ombre instead of the nice crisp white that it's always been. And the dock has a heavy brown background I wish I could make go away. Transparent was my choice from the previous system. I seem to remember having lots more choices about the look of my displays. But all I can find on SL is the minimal options on System Preferences. Are there other control panels I can't find? One other prob I had in set up was my printer icon disappeared. I was able to reestablish my printing network but all I've got in the dock is a big fat question mark.