Thanks to folder background apps, I now have hope; there is a chance I will not snap my Windows 7 install disk in half, shred & burn it, without ceremony...
I not only use background images in my folders for my own satisfaction, I use folder backgrounds to create more marketable presentations when burning software, music, videos and tutorials to disk. I receive a great deal more business from people who see a folder with a unique, content-related background image, just like a webpage.
Realistically, what if all webpages looked like a dull, barren Windows 7 folder...?
(I realize Facebook already does, and always has.)
By comparison, Windows 2000 not only integrated the folder customization into the interface, it hid the respective settings in the protected system files of each folder. To later move the folder somewhere else (exception being: Vista or VII) had no detrimental affect on the user's settings. This is not true of the 3rd-party apps; if the background's source file (often from an entirely separate folder - even a different partition) is moved, the vison is ...gone.
That much having been said, you come up with a way to use folder backgrounds in W2K, XP and 7, my friend, and I'll give you 40 bucks for it. Seriously.