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Indeed. Looks really good. Congrats! In this webpage http://www.linuxbog.dk/wm/wm/wm-rene-wmer.html
can be seen many different wm screenshots. The web is in danish, but just press «nęste» in the upper right corner to see the pictures.
My first day on linux, I tried KDE, then Gnome, both with default themes on. I went back to KDE, because I didn't like the default theme. (hey, I was a uber newbie, I didn't want to find out how to change it yet)
To today, I figured how to change KDE colors, windows decorations, icons, mouse cursor, how to compile them myself. Found out how to do that inside a day or two.
In Gnome, I don't know how to change the colors, I know how to change the windows decorations (to a certain degree), icons, not the mouse cursor, and compile them is a Pain In The Ass. All that inside a day or two as well.
I have to hand it to Gnome, it has an Anti-Procrastination interface.
My favourite GUI is Xfce with AfterStep a close second. The two primary reasons are that both are easy on resources and look great. I run multiple X sessions, lots of background tasks, and tend to have many apps open at the same time. Having resource hogs like Gnome or KDE is not an option for me.