Our goal is to create a simple professional skin that does not rely solely on fan art (although it uses some on relevant places) and is easy on the eye and great for daily family use. But has a modern and classy feel.
The biggest change in Maya 1.0 final is the "iFX" addition. We have fully integrate all settings in our plugin. So you can easily configure the skin as you want.
Very nicely done! I have been looking at a lot of skins and this one scores well on about everything I want: nice graphics and effects (I really like the iFX integration with fanart!) but not to overloaded, everything reacts swift and fast and every view and filter I need (series and movies mostly) are fast and very nicely done.
The search for the (perfect) skin has ended with this one. Thanks guys!
I was actually a windows media center fan because of its sleeky and easy to use interface but I found out that it has too many hiccups to make it comfortable for me such as lack of HD channels and audio selector when playing media files, to mention a few. Then I found mediaportal and was skeptical because it was for me a bit too difficult and time consuming to configure. But I change my decision some few weeks ago to change over to mediaportal. There were a lot of problems getting things to work though, but one of my major problems was getting the right skin. I decided to install Maya yesterday and was very satisfied with the result and the configurable menu structure. Though it is still imperfect, but I strongly believe that I have made the right choice and hope that it gets even much better in feature releases. I will try also to contribute to this skin. Keep up the good work!