yeah, the last months were such a pain. i'm so happy having a customized system. i must say, this is one of my favorite setups of mine. maybe just because i haven't had one for quite a long time :] the theme is obviously inspired by the amana suite.
windowblinds (i finally tried it out and i like it very much. it took some time to get used to it, but it was worth the effort- you can do such nice things with it. the theme is modded off another one, i just did not want to do my first theme from scratch.)
litestep (completely from scratch, for the first time. no complicated stuff, popup, taskbar, tray (hidden), commandbox, logoff and system volume. ah, and a clock of course. i like to have keyboard shortcuts for apps i use often, so i don't need that many controls.)
foobar (simple scpl config, album list and other stuff fades in on mouseover, to be seen here: [link])
miranda im (nothing worth mentioning)
explorer (amana icons and findexer)
firefox and thunderbird (custom graphics and userchrome.css, thanks to amadme for helping me out a little!)