This would look a ton better if you simply included XPManifest. The non XP-style buttons are ugly .
BTW: Great idea. I always wish frontends had a simpler explorer.exe. Does it handle Sys-Tray icons? For example, my DeLorme Serial Port emulator only loads up in the tray, so I can open any of it's windows unless I can right click its tray-icon and then choose an action from the right-click menu.