Come on now, are you kidding? Honestly, I'm not being a smart ass, just wondering.
Perhaps I'm being a little of both, i.e. smart ass *and* wondering.
Skinning to me is just vanity. If some people like them that's fine, it certainly doesn't bother me, but I see no practical use or benefit and so in that regard my comment was straightforward and honest.
However, I can understand the concept of using organizational aids so in that respect my comments were only partially true. My preferences are to keep my PC clean and understandable by just directly managing my own start menu and desktop myself but I suppose there are people that have just too much stuff to do it themselves.