Today I'm having a quick meeting with interested users as I begin to look at using OpenSuse 11.3 to replace 10.2 as our desktop server. I built some quick glade mockups to kick around some ideas. The MIME bars that you get when you double-click have worked well for us, so I'm looking at ways to make improvements. I also am going to write a simple application to allow them to make Compiz changes which falls in between ccsm and simple-ccsm. The slides are cryptic, but might be interesting reading.
The presentation is here