the job is still in progress and by the time we released .40 ui2 was just a new screen. we're adding new screens, change the looks, etc. and add functionality.
this is just a scatch newbielink:http://www.plutohome.com/tmp/ui%202%20copy.png [nonactive]
the ideea is that xine will run in background of every screen and have transparent backgrounds, buttons, datagrids, etc.