so, todd's sending me his cornucopia of fonts reminded me that i'd been meaning to change my "appearance" and revert back to the Windows 2000 look. this is what i happened on:
i like it a lot. the window font is "reznor" because it's like nine inch nails, but i like it because it's all lower case and some n's are backwards (that's a bonus). and i like the 2000 format because it sucks up less memory than XP. plus it just looks classic and clean. no "beveling" or scrolling menus for me.