Doesn't look like it...
Does Microsoft actually like it when people customize and make their own skins for people to buy or download?
If they did, wouldn't they mention it on their site or something. There are many people who do not like the original windows XP taskbar, icons, log-on, etc... and they don't know how to change them or customize them. I was lucky to find out how thanks to the wincustomize ad i saw.
Many of my friends have told me how to change the way windows XP looked and when i told them to go to this site, they were all amazed on how much they can do to change the way they wanted their XP to look.
So if Microsoft actually did like the fact that we can customize windows. Wouldn't they have mentioned anything about it? Or at least make their own skinning site.
TIP: I think it would be better if Wincustomize made tv ads. I mean a lot of people watch tv and that could bring more people into the skinning community. MY 2 CENTS