PureVision HD 1080 is intuiitive to use and is better than most skins in effective use of screen real estate. It also makes it easy to find commonly used features, such as the search function for TV programs. The "Modern UI" theme helps to limit the "sensory overload" typical of the newer screens.
if, as I do, you find that many of the newer skins verge on "sensory overload", I can heartily recommend Frames as a functional, pleasing and simple skin and a worthy successor to the old DefaultWide. It has nice smooth and intuitive icons, the Classic view is quite similar to the old DefaultWide, and many of the screens have improved the layout in comparison to DefaultWide. The Weather screen is a paragon of simplicity and effective use of screen real estate. My only criticism is that the Album view in Music (like most skins) has a ridiculously small number of albums visible in the list at one time.
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.