I guess what I'm trying to say is move the taskbar around, add/remove widgets on desktop, add another taskbar (if that's even possible) that sort of thing.
Though I guess you could partially do that through Zorin Appearance. Sorry, that's the best I can do to be specific and clear (trying to describe what others have customised their desktop like - example here).
@Storm what I remember you are using Fedora? Wright?
I must sayed I have good experience with them on another PC. What i can sayed ubuntu is a friend with debian. ArchLinux is friend with Fedora packages rpm and noarch.
for now, I prefer a clean and reduced look without any overload (for me) to stay focused on my few apps and with a beautiful background picture. Will learn over time to add these interesting things you showed up in this thread...