I don't understand why all desktop environment seem to lack a good theme chooser/editor and good themes. I have one favorite theme - called "Balanzan Theme" which should be available in every distribution. The Balanzan Theme is part of the bisigi-project. According to the package, it is licensed under GPL. So I think I can upload some of its content here.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bisigi-themes
Download the whole package, go to
balazan-theme/icons and look into
Here are some of the icons:
The background is based on "Lion Claar" background by Damián Vila: