To be honest i think new icons like new icons for Files/Home(dash)/USC... are step in the right direction.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/u...ate-tool-icons

I use Faenza as long as i can remember and Matthieu James now officially working on default icons in Ubuntu (and maybe on new default theme too?) i think it could end up great.

Keep up the good work i really do like it a lot!