Time to upset you guys... you're all ASSUMING Hyperdesk is uxTheme based, but do you KNOW for certain, no, you don't. Even if it is a uxtheme patch, the system has in the past and still continues to function adequately for a good many people that use StyleXP and TuneUp Utilities, (take a look at the volume of content on DeviantART (for one) to see that), and I would venture to say that HyperDesk will find a niche in the customisation world, if the software works and "does what it says on the box".
SO, why do you feel the need to denegrate software and authors PRIOR to the release of any details about, or indeed, the release of the software ??? Messiah started this thread to discuss Hyperdesk, not to launch a platform for you all to have a go at TSF and their Software, what's wrong?, do you feel that the success of the highly inadequate (in the respect of x64 support, which is non-existant) MyColors will in some way be threatened??? I got news for you people, competition is good !!!
As to so-called "Master" Skinners, and others saying that they will not skin for aging technology, again, I got news for you.... you already are doing by refusing to accept that XP is now over 5 years old in its x32 form and only 2 years+ old in its x64 incarnation and clinging to this technolgy because you don't want to use MS Vista, either in x32 or x64, and state that you'll wait for the next OS version. You may have a long wait, MS, like StarDock, is in business to make money and they won't release a new OS until they recoup at least a major part of their development costs for Vista. So what you gonna do when MS release the new OS and you find it's only x64, (have you tried to buy any x32 Hardware components recently???), stop skinning and producing software ? .... I think not! It's time you all took a good, long look at the way technology is advancing and get onboard sooner rather than later, (the IconPackager fiasco being a good point to make here as all request in the forums have been met with delaying tactics (it's be released at the end of the week), or by StarDock and WinCustomize Staff just totally ignoring requests for information and x64 users have only been waiting for an update since the release of v3.00 which was included in the IPv3.20 update)).
The Forums were a good platform for discussion, information and help on many subjects but, in my opinion they have degenerated into the source of mis-information, or worse, the lack of information, which I and the other subscribers of Object Desktop are entitled to, and where, if you don't subscribe to person A's point of view or you ask what person A believes to be an unreasonable question, you are often verbally attacked or dismissed out-of-hand for having the audacity to make your post.
Oh! and I DO read the Forum Posts at least twice daily to try to keep abreast of developments.
I DO expect to be "flamed" for my comments, it's what I see for less contentious posts made here in the Forums and expect to be treated with the same disrespect as my peers, BUT, unless the situation improves and people are treated with respect and (even negative) answers are given to questions asked, we may as well just give you our £35-£40 and not expect any support WHEN WE NEED IT.