I, for one, would be quite interested in whatever extensions, cinnamon applets, and system tweaks you perform to make Maya/Cinnamon look/act like Lisa/MGSE. I had suggested, early on, that for consistency's sake (to provide a fairly benign 'upgrade process' for the casual end-user) that there should be a theme, or collection of tweaks, etc to Cinnamon to replicate (as closely as possible) the Lisa/MGSE look and feel. Going from Mint 11 -> Mint 12 was a *huge* jump... and one release later, we're doing it again. I understand the desire to "move forward", etc... but some consideration should be given to providing the long-term Mint users with a relatively consistent interface as they progress through later revisions and releases (and, in fact, this very line of thinking is likely the genesis of the MATE desktop environment!!).
anyway.. enough rant.
share anything you find out, and maybe we (perhaps just you & i, or maybe 'we as a community') can provide a smoother transition to the hordes of LM12->LM13 upgrading users with limited linux/computer experience.