I've tried a lot of Skins, on both MediaPortal and XBMC. MayaHD is by far the best one: simple, fluid, rich and optimized with the final user experience always in mind.
When building my HTPC, I had long hesitations between WMCE, XBMC and MediaPortal. I finally choose MediaPortal because of MayaHD !
Great job guys ! Please don't give up ;-)
About The Project
The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.
In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.