I'm thinking of transforming my plain-old xp motif (timeless) right into something new, yet still minimalistic.
Which ones do you advise?
A wonderful dark motif, really comparable to the default timeless motif.
Lite Step themes supply a great deal of modification. You can possibly locate a great deal of minimalists themes at customize.org.
YBoris Minimal Litestep
b0se's Opus Luna (and also several of his various other themes )