My Desktop Experiment  using:
WindowBlinds Textured Aero theme: [link]
Rainmeter - Grunge Clock: [link]
K-TEC Quick launch Bar (Bottom)
Top 'Zoom' menu goes through my Tv Shows
and the right goes through my 130+ Games..
All of these docks (apart from the bottom quick launch bar) autohide so it really feels like an almost apple like experience like a tablet or touch tv.