Originally posted by WulfTheSaxon
Besides, you guys did such a great job on the base skin, who could even come close to making a better one?
You've gotta be joking!
The base skin is ugly. And just about anyone can make a more aesthetically pleasing skin if they have an ounce of creativity. Unless they just make a re-coloured version of it, of course.
To give credit where it's due, this is one of the better re-coloured base skins I've seen - the colour scheme you are using is quite nice. However, since there are still plenty of unchanged base skin elements in it (numbers, pledit area, many of the buttons), it suffers from the Frankenstein disease, as do most such skins.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for fiddling with the base skin to learn the skin engine, as long as it's only a means, and not an end