Nah I got the driver thing sorted out.
Here is the screenshot (I shrunk it down a little and changed it to a .jpg to save some bandwidth). Don't judge the artistic value of the setup. I just plugged it up and took a screenshot to show what I did with the launcher in a few minutes of playing around.
The background is animated (those little images are flying slowly toward you like a star field kind of deal). I played around with the icons at the bottom just to see if I could change them from the default LauncherPro icons and that's as far as I got today. I don't know what's possible with other launchers but I like this one just fine.