I am not one for plastic surgery. We are the way we are. Nature, God, fate, whatever you believe in, has us looking just the way we should look.
Windows was not created by God, nature, fate, or anything else of similar caliber. Therefore I deem it a green light to pump up the bust, suck out the fat, and give your old XP installation a facelift.
Powertoys made by Microsoft, for Microsoft is my plastic surgeon of choice. Tools and trinkets like SyncToy, ClearType Tuner, Alt-Tab Replacement, and Image Resizer are among the few interesting Powertoys offered.
Sure the name PowerToys yields an image of enormous jackhammers, 50” rotary saws, and 300bhp chain saws. But these little tweaks are still pretty cool after the letdown of a deceitful name.