Although I've seen some concept art, I have not yet seen a functional boot splash screen for LinuxMCE. I had some spare time so I learned a little debian packaging and played (a little) with The GIMP. The result, a splash screen for LinuxMCE to test. This is by no means a finished product, and I am not a graphic designer by any stretch of the imagination, but I want to know how well it works for people. Try it out and let me know!
Grab the .deb here: http://www.4shared.com/file/RtI1aYPs/usplash-theme-linuxmce_02-1_i3.html
Install (as root):
dpkg -i usplash-theme-linuxmce_0.2-1_i386.deb
update-initramfs was updating an older kernel on my system so I had to execute the following to force it to build a new initrd.gz for the kernel I'm using:
update-initramfs -k $(uname -r) -u
If you run an nvidia card.... I had to add a vga=xxx line to defoptions in /boot/grub/menu.list and run update-grub to have a working splash on shutdown. My EeePC didn't need this worked without a vga=xxx line,
The package is simply the xubuntu-artwork-usplash repacked in a new .deb with new images/throbber location (which is centered at the bottom of the image but not shown in the attached file).
It's likely to change but if you don't like it or don't want to keep it you can 'apt-get remove' the package and you'll return to the kubuntu splash.