I switched to Mac recently due to my dying Windows laptop. Even though the new OS did alienated me for a while I got the hang of it soon after.
There is so many things to tweak on the already appealing desktop. So after hours of tweaking around some tools found on lifehacker and the awesome flickr community I found my desktop.
Some notes on Kinkless Desktop, I love it!
I used to have a very messy desktop (as in wallpaper of icons), now I only have 4 folders :). I did not use the self deletion of file as suggested and do it myself. Once I see the item number increase in the inbox I tend to go in and clean it. I used this now for my Windows copy as well and so far, no messy desktop yet.