Nice job! You know, it almost looks like a a vent from a mid 90's Camaro could almost fit in the leftover vent space might be work checking out. I would not even consider using W8 as a front end but as just as OS, it seems great. The one issue I have is the lack of low res options. Maybe when I up-size my monitor it will be OK. Whats the native res on the monitor you have there?