First impression: "Oh, cool it's not a bubbly theme, it's not an adobe knock off, and it's not a win shine knock off"
First impression after installing: "The only thing that has obviously changed (I usually use win 7 shine by zain adeel) is the window border"
I'm happy to see more work from one of my favorite UI designers! This one has a good feel to it that I haven't seen before. It has a lot of white, and, while I'm not a big fan of white, it does fit with itself. It also has more opaque than I prefer. However, the slight transparency in the window bars look very nice.
One issue I have is that the scroll bars are barely visible. Here is a comparison of the Default Google Drive Scroll bar with the Lucido Scroll bar [link] Notice that the color of Lucido scroll bar makes it barely visible, even when zoomed in. (I included the google drive scroll bar both as a comparison and as an example of a color that would be easier to see against a white background)
An aesthetic (as opposed to utility) problem I found is that the taskbar, tasktips, and start menu don't seem to match the window borders. They do look nice (I'm a big fan of the transparency on them), but it could be improved by including something like the alpha gradient present in the top window borders.
As for the skins, I have not tried them (I'm not a user of rainmeter), but they look very well done from the screenshot provided.
Usability 6/10 - scroll bars are invisible in some situations, and that causes problems
Creativity 8/10 - I haven't seen this kind of effect in a window border before
Aesthetics 5/10 - Brighter than I prefer but still looks good, also could use a rework of the taskbar, task tips, and the start menu to include the themes in the window borders
Overall 7/10 - well done, better than a lot of the crap I've seen. Not sure I'll use it longer than a little bit because I like mostly transparent themes. (I enjoy when the colors of my background set the feel for the theme)
Hey really digging the theme. However there's one little bug. On my desktop there's this thin white bar on the right that won't go away unless i completely minimize everything to desktop. Any ideas? Thanks
Is there a way to make the start menu text black? I cant read it when I have transparency off, and I can't read it with transparency on.. so... i.imgur.com/KtAXRA2.png Please help, because I love this theme otherwise.