And that's the only thing you need to get the Elementary OS feel. You can add pantheon, but it pulls that fixed-always Wingpanel.
And of course the slick Slingshot, and the slick greeter.
I want the Slingshot, but not the Wingpanel. Who needs an unconfigurable panel or dock?
Got to say elementary is very fast... tried it live from USB and it was flying. Just a pity I am so happy using Unity at the moment... couldn't not get myself to pull the trigger and install.
Finally got around to installing this on my Dell Mini 9 (Atom / 1GB RAM).
For those comparing to Unity / Cinammon, there is no contest in usability on low end hardware. eOS is sufficiently fast that there is only just a noticeable difference between LXDE (Lubuntu) and eOS; Unity and Cinammon (and Gnome 3 Shell) lag substantially such that I had to remove each in turn (on a 12.04 / Mint base).
Only been using it a few hours, but nothing sticks out as having major bugs.
Recommend - especially for those who want a modern UI but have less-than-modern hardware.
Hey guys, I'm Cassidy James, a UX designer and Council member from elementary.
As far as lacking theme support, I'm curious as to what you mean. Nearly everything should be themable via the GTK theme, including the panel, app launcher, etc. The dock uses Plank's theming system, and different dock themes work great. One thing I may do if enough people are interested is write up a sort of theming guide.
I do not wish to sound rude, but you've developed a habit pushing your own customized version of Elementary at every available opportunity. I understand that you do not seem to enjoy Elementary as it has been presented to the public, but some of us do, or rather at least see the potential for it and wish to help it improve by reporting bugs and requesting features.