I’m typing this post in what may become the new WordPress admin UI. It’s actually quite nice, though a bit bolder than what most are used to. The boldness and general flatness reminds me of the move toward a “flatter” design across multiple platforms including the Metro UI that Windows has taken on.
The new MP6 plugin will likely be updated with changes as the WordPress team works to tighten up the admin UI. Try it at your own risk.
All of this reminded me of Craft, a new CMS that Pixel & Tonic made. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s been on my mind. Of course, not all of the features of it are free, a price many are willing to pay, myself included.