Here is my most recent home screen. A bit of custom icons, soft key mod, and some careful color choice. I ended up buying Nova Launcher, and it is well worth it. I have some wild transition effects and some incredibly useful gestures. For example, swipe two gingers up the screen and you get the recent apps display...slide one finger down and the notification tray comes down...swipe up and the app drawer comes up...double tap the name screen and the phone app comes up. All of that is customizable. Very cool.