I'm with the original poster I hate the black and white icons.
The battery is especially annoying since I can't look over and get the green visual I'm used to.
Microsoft needs to get their act together and leave the good things alone. I miss the side bar too. I really liked being able to click on an icon and have it on top rather than having to remember to hit the windows and g key to see my clock.
Anyone know how to make an icon with the windows and g key, so I don't have to remember it. After all I know I'm not the only one that suffers from Mom's disease (CRS). That'd be