I'm glad to see that LiteStep is back and hopefully rebuilding it's momentum.
I've used LiteStep since windows 9x(?) XP(?)
I'm now on windows 7 and STILL have not gone back to Explorer.exe for my desktop shell.
(i use a modified TurtleSoup II theme)
Luckily I had downloaded and saved every .DLL from the updater that it let me. It came in real handy when the LS community was down and I had to update to Win7 - the .DLLs i needed to make a LS theme work with Win7 were on my hard-drive and i just needed to change which version of the .DLLs were loaded.
Later on I plan to update my theme so include the information I'm currently getting from Windows Sidebar (damn, that thing is bulky!) and i will need some help with that from the forums.
but for now i just wanted to say "Welcome Back LS!!! YOU WERE MISSED!"
(i plan to make my 2nd desktop window collapsible too, later on.)