I just enjoy theming mainly for my own sense of aesthetic. I have to look at my PC for about 60-70% of my waking life Mon-Fri and plenty weekends, so I like it to be pretty and I like to know I can change it and not get bored. That, and I just like to fiddle with anything I can which is yet another reason to love Linux and FOSS in general: you can tinker.I use Xfce on my desktop mostly default and I don't find it old-fashioned, I don't find the need to theme it because the only one who usually sees my desktop is me.
Yup. I keep some, but about 90% end up getting tossed. Sadly the <insert-DE>-look.org sites have gone downhill. Many themes are broken. Some need tweaking. Most are not full themes, i.e. theme + window manager them, which is fine since you can usually mix 'n match quite decently. My biggest gripe is icons. I see Papirus has finally been fixed. There was a lot missing. The only problem is a little too much now. Icon cache file is ~2MB. Still, I like it. I was using Moka, which is mostly pleasant, but I like the change. Obviously I have many custom icons, too. Some I downloaded, some I whipped up in Inkscape/GIMP (on my desktop, this laptop crashes Inkscape and GIMP takes forever to load -- it's hard to believe how snappy this was ~6-7 years back).Do you just down a them from xfce-look.org?
I decided to look for a theme, I actually found one I like.Yup. I keep some, but about 90% end up getting tossed.