I remember reading a while back upon the debian-devel mailing list that there was a new sub-project created; debian-destop.
Their aim was to have a nice pretty installation that would be good for novices and experts alike.
Personally I consider the aims too imprecise to ever be achieved fully, but I do apploud their efforts.
One of the things which I remember being discussed was a set of uniform desktop wallpapers for GNOME and KDE - presumably based upon the reasoning which made both SuSE and RedHat have a unified environment.
Remembering this discussion and having to move my desktop wallpapers over to my new laptop I've created a minimal desktop environment, and window manager, independent wallpaper system for Debian.
This package provides a basic framework for supporting image packs, and themes across all X11 windowing environments under Debian GNU/Linux.
So far I've just produced a couple of collections:
After making a post upon the mailing list yesterday I've received no public feedback - but a couple of keen volunteers made good suggestions and gave me private feedback. I'd appreciate more..