I've asked this question on Launchpad and also brought this topic up with more than a few theme artists, but why aren't there more themes for Netbook Remix? There are tons of GTK themes out there and they work just fine with UNR, but they also look as ugly as sin when used with Maximus. If you go to a site like GNOME Look, out of hundreds and hundreds of themes you won't find more than maybe a half dozen that are made for netbooks or have netbook versions. There is a pretty good tutorial here: Writing Themes for Ubuntu Netbook Remix , and I've fixed a few themes using these tips myself, but with the preponderence of netbooks (1 in 5 notebooks sold in 2008 were netbooks, and could make up as much as 20% of all computer sales this year) why is there such a dearth of themes for UNR? It honestly seems to me that it wouldn't be that hard to release a Netbook Remix version of a theme alongside the regular version. UNR is my primary OS (and I suspect that it also the case with many other netbook users, or at least the ones on these forums) on which I do about 90% of all of my computing tasks, and I suppose I'm just a bit frustrated by the lack of choices out there. Hopefully when Karmic is released there will at least be Netbook Remix versions of the community themes available in the repositories.
I will certainly continue to beat this drum throughout the Ubuntu community where the people who can actually do something about it can see it, but at the moment I just felt the need to vent. Thanks to those of you who took the time to read this.