This looks _great_! This is what I was hoping and praying the 'Traditional' half of windows 8 would look like, but instead we get more Aero. Now we can only hope Microsoft gets the signal before win8 launches...yeah right.
Having seen this Ribbon UI to be coming in Explorer for 8.. I think this is a very good job at taking it to possibly where it should be by default..
Cleaner.. more minimal yet retaining the improvements for 8.. and I believe it should have the ability to customize as well.. to minimize even more or alter the UI.. I think this may wind up being an issue for modders without res-hacking the files... it simply will not be down to using a custom Style anymore.