I actually made my Android home screen into something cool for once. I saw this Lifehacker post
and was inspired to make my own version.
HD Widgets clock, Circle Battery Widget, and PowerToggles at the top. Dock has 5 icons. The Phone one is a folder with Dialer, Contacts, and Direct Dial to Voice Mail. Email icon is a folder to Gmail and K9. For other apps, I use the Circle Launcher Widget, you can faintly see two dots on the ring around the Earth. I also toggle the Notification Bar on and off by holding the menu button.