All the submissions i’ve seen look a whole lot pretter than anything i could come up with.
A suggestion for anyone who cares. Back in the ubuntu-oneiric time frame, i made some little mods to the upstart stuff that was then current.
What these mods did, was during boot they twiddled the wallpaper that was in use, so it would display things like,
which partition i’d booted
when it was installed
other stuff i disremember.
For folks who run a multi-boot, for example the latest LTS version and the latest alpha, it might be handy.