Most of the time when starting a new SharePoint intranet project, I get the comment "oh, looks like SharePoint". This is never said in a positive and excited manner!
The default looks and themes are out of style and there are often many clicks to do anything. Something AJAXy like Einar's demo here would be great to bolt in but the solution needs to be MS supported.
What are some quick steps to making SharePoint 2007 look and feel slick on IE and Firefox?