A couple of notes on certain things:
- The new Ubuntu Studio theme is alright. I like the all black panels, as it means the blend in nicely to the background. I've changed the window decoration back to the old Feisty one so I can tell a fullscreen window from the panel.
- GIMP 2.3 was a great improvement over 2.2 and I'm hoping 2.4 will be even better.
- I still can't get my external monitor working the way I want it to, but there should be a new ATI driver out soon, which will hopefully fix that problem.
- The new way XGL/Compiz is set up is great as you don't have to faff about with configuring Xorg and whatnot.