A few years back Jesse Ross came up with this concept for a new look for GNUstep.
I'm wondering if there are any ideas/looks/concepts we can glean from this which might be of use. I have always liked the general look of it.
One person I talked to about it suggested being able to "dock" the menu bar. That is... attach it to a particular place on the screen, such as the border or something so that it could act like the menu bar on OS X, if we really wanted it to. Interesting thoughts. :)