Styles XP is a run once type thing. What it does is hack your uxtheme.dll so you can run unsigned themes is all. So it runs and then it's done. That's what I like, it allows things to stay native, no "running" skinning program in the background.
WB is not crap and does not "eat a lot of ram". I have used windowblinds for a couple of years now and can say that I am extremely happy with version 3.* - actually at 3.5 now with version 4 in the near future. I tried Style XP and then the uxtheme.dll patch since I wanted to look at other options for skinning the windows. I like the flexibility of windowblinds - the others offer only limited ability to change the gui. I can't believe the debate continues regarding ram usage. I think that stems from previous versions - prior to 3.*. Just my two cents.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS