Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.
Version 2.2 is out with download link off Filefront here. Default screen looks much like the original, with a few minor changes.
The Human effect is rounded out with a proper Ubuntulooks GTK2 theme at startup. The available software includes Abiword now, as well as the ever-popular ThinBlack theme for IceWM too (it’s good to have options). It also makes a point of keeping the restricted drivers manager, Conky, Pidgin, Sylpheed, Mousepad, Gnumeric, Kazehakase, Audacious, Xfe-Xfi-Xfv, and a few others just to keep you busy. (A better list is here.)
I’m more and more impressed with this as time goes on. It has the look and feel of a well-rounded, well-thought out minidistro that reflects the best collection of software for a lot of people. It’s light, it’s fast, it’s good looking and it seems reliable. And there’s enough of a fan base to keep it moving — oftentimes the danger in a select-software distribution is that not enough people care for that selection of software.
I haven’t used it beyond the live CD stage, but I might give it a go for a day or two on my big machine. I’d be curious to see how it performs on an older machine; if you install it on something low-P3 or earlier, leave me a note. I might have to drag home that ugly old K6-2 just for a comparison.