Maybe i am like you PhoenixRising1 in wanting Win 11 to be as customized as possible, but to be honest i was like that with other Editions of windows. I came to Windowblinds back in the old XP days and was blown away with what it can do, still am, maybe that is why i started talking in this thread, i honestly thought WB11 would be right behind Start11 and was a bit shocked to read how long off it would be, that is why i had to force myself to look elsewhere, i can say moving over to uxthemepatcher has had it's ups and downs, but as soon as i found The Tron Legacy theme i was 95% happy again, then to work alongside yourself with explorerpatcher (UXTheme Has It's own old/new explorer incorporated into the themes) gave me and others i am sure a second wind, and now i have several SSDs i can experiment freely keeping my main SSD for my Forum and real world online job and using the others to play around with.
What i miss the most from WB when using other software is "The System Colour Changer" as i like to modify any skin or masterskin to match my system and style using Dark skins Like Stealth Drone and many others and changing the colours to give me a skin very dark but with Electric Green text etc.. , this way my whole system looks bespoke, before i buy any masterskin, in my head i am seeing it in my colour scheme and the slider in the colour changer can when moved give a good idea of what the skin will look like in my colours.
For a long time now Windowblinds has been right at the front of software "I Can Not Do Without", i have even made up a colour scheme list detailing every single colour setting should i need to re install my OS to get me back looking the way i want as soon as possible.
I love WB and hope we see a beta soon to test out, but thanks to you and reporting back about explorerpatcher i have tested a lot of the older skins as part of my experiment and discovered some new to me but much older skins that will and do look good in my colours even a skin from many years ago called MRX4 Reloaded looks brilliant which i seen in the "Best WB Skins list"
I wish the planners of WB11 understand just how important that small colour changing tool is and how important WB11 will be to so many older and new users, i look forward to enjoying the futureWB11 and will be one of the first in the que with my Bank Card, bish, bash, bosh job done.
To all at Stardock i wish you all a happy Xmas.