GarGuy, HG Eliminator & Zubaz,
I should say that that I really do like the windowblinds that came with the three free Themes. However, it is the "extras", which I think should come with the package that I have most of my problems with.
Making my own widgets sounds like a good idea until you realize that the graphics are encrypted and then how would I incorporate the widget into the hard coded theme? Plus, I'm not enough of an artist to create them from scratch (I'm a great art critic, but have little actual art talent due to disabilities), or have the money to create them using expensive software like Photoshop. Nevertheless, thanks for the suggestion. Maybe someday, I might be up to it, but not right now.
Just a note to the wise... I admit I am biased against My Colors. Some of you may remember that I was the one who posted the "My Colors is a massive step backwards" thread a while back. For the most part, I still hold that opinion with perhaps a small modification... substitute "big" for "massive".
I think I have read a couple times somewhere on the forums that Stardock intends to create versions for Object Desktop subscribers that can be manipulated like a regular Theme Manager theme. If that happens, I'll take back everything I said and maybe even make a first attempt at making my first widget. Let's hope!