Well I've had a bit of a play with the Omnimo setup using Rainmeter in Win 7 and, while I'm not a fan of tiles at all, it was rather interesting to use. Well let's put it this way, when compared to the Win 8 default UI it is intuitive and quite easy to use... no hidden hotspots or crap like that. It is highly configurable and customisable and makes Microstuff's hideous attempt look quite amateurish, to say the least. A deserved thumbs up to the developers, fediafedia and Xyrfo, for their time, effort and a more than half decent final product.
For those who like the idea of tiles and a new look interface, I suggest you take a look over at DA... link... or the home page.... link
Thanks to Moshi for the heads up... ... who knows, this tiles thing might just grow on me yet.