This is the Desktop I use every day. The hexagon patterns in the corners belong to a skin I created for Rainmeter. Rainmeter is kind of like desktop gadgets on steroids. You can use it to add all kinds of functionality to your desktop. In my case, I have meters showing CPU, memory and disk usage, date/time display and one-click launchers for applications, folders (opens in Explorer) and websites (opens in the default browser). With Rainmeter running I rarely need to access the Start Menu/Screen or have any programs pinned to the Taskbar.