To put a fine point on it...
People often ask how they can contribute, and skins are where non-code happy folks often end up... HADesigner was no joke for your average designer though... so a lot of folks became disheartened over the years.
This is very different. This is "So easy a mac user could do it."™
It just takes time.
How cool would it be knowing not only that everybody was using your skin, but that you personally helped LMCE overcome its longest held detraction of "ugly UI"? I have always been very utilitarian in my UI needs... but the traffic that XBMC draws (and with traffic comes developers) just because it's pretty... Help! Do! No more stalling! No more promises!