if we are going down the road of having Beryl/Compiz installed by default could we think about having Metisse installed aswell. It is not as eyecandyish as the other 2, but it does seem to have lower overheads and do things aimed slightly more at productivity than either of the others.
"To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due."
I actually have not been able to figure out how beryl makes your desktop more usable. It is pretty, but does it do anything else? The 3d cube is just a pretty version of the ages old 4 desktop setup. Metisse's ability to make windows look 3d, increasing desktop space, but maintaining usability, well, it actually has a purpose other than to be pretty.