Screw Windows 8 desktop, Windows 7 is beautiful again

After installing Windows 8 and experiencing first hand the epic bullshit that is the "desktop" and immediately switching back to my still way better Windows 7 partition, it hit me just how extraordinarily dated Windows 7 has become with terrible gradients ugly rounded edges gloss etc. Cue this kickass theme I found on deviantart:

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via fc06.deviantart.net

Why the hell couldn't Microsoft make desktop Windows 8 look even half as good as Windows 7 does here? Killing off transparency and window shadows (however curiously still present in office 2013) was a huge mistake imo and I think this theme demonstrates that it can look fucking epic if it's done tastefully. If you haven't tried this theme out I highly suggest that you do. It is stunning.