Alright, thanks guys.
It's not much of an issue here either..
as I also usually just put my machines into Suspend mode rather than shutting them down all the time.
But when I do have to log in, I always think.. "man that is fugly, wonder if I can change it" lol
Re: "Partial Upgrade"..
I made the mistake of doing that once..
and destroyed a whole install.
Not going to do that again.
Although I have seen the "partial upgrade available" when I run update manager in gNatty.
I click out of that as fast as I can when I see it now.