I completely redesigned the entire dock from scratch. Dropping the skeuomorphic design of it’s predecessor, I created bright, new icons to complement the airy feel of the new dock.
The status bar also got an upgrade. In addition to simplifying the right side, moving the daemon icons to the Control Center, I added something that I call “Adaptive Status”. What it does is contextually display information of interest to you. Whether it’s the song that you’re listening to, or a change to your stock portfolio, it displays quick information that you can look at any time - which is the point of a status bar.