KDM and Plasma: A future.
I always need to be coding something, regardless of whether or not I have any free-time, I have (begun to plan out and create(began today), a Plasma frontend for our login manager, kdm.
Using Plasma with it offers many many benefits, I won't cover *everything* here, merely illustrate a nice overview of what's to come..
First of all, Standards. With kdm and the desktop(and the screensaver too!) using the same theming system, themes for one are easily made available for another. Not only does this grant a unified look throughout the desktop(yeah, I used it in two different contexts , but it also means that it is less of a burden on artists. You know, the kind people who design the themes.