Best Skins of 2006

Skinning has become increasingly popular over the years. People just seem to like to customize the way their stuff looks, particularly their computer screens.

Last year was a great year for users of skins as a lot of truly excellent ones were made. For the past month, we've been going through thousands of different skins, talking to users and skinners to put together a list of the 10 best skins made last year for the 3 most popular skinnable platforms -- Winamp, WindowBlinds, and UXTheme (msstyles).

Below is a compilation, in no particular order, of the 10 best in each category.

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Doesn't matter to me. They were largely picked based on user opinion, not mine. Hard to argue against skins that have tens or hundreds of thousands of downloads and given a near 5 out of 5 rating by thousands of users. Not everyone will agree.

I agree..... I never said those were the best skins. But we all know too well how Brad gets offended from my opinions so I decided to let him rest up a bit.

Its not art and there is very little design, its a simple hobby for people who like to pretend they are making something just because they change some colours on someones previous design.

I miss when skinning was new, when you could only upload things to Customize.org via e-mail, the art was better... reviews were better. You know, when it wasn't really a business.

The whole damn thing has gone down hill since Deskmod went down the first time :(

Don't get me wrong though, there are still some amazing people out there putting out great art

agreed, in fact, i think most of them are terrible or not creative enough. many of them are just ripp offs of vista and change color, lightening etc.

These skins are like Mexican food - the same basic components combined in different ways.

I have yet to see anything innovate or exciting for WB 5.