Most of us might think the idea of making Ubuntu or another distro look like XP would be overkill. However if you stop to think about it, I believe it really depends on the audience. For those who know nothing about operating systems or how a desktop could look differently.
No, as weird as it may seem, I can see a lot of logic in creating that familiar old XP environment. New users not interested in FoSS as a concept but wanting to explore a new, cheaper to use OS, would find this very helpful.
What makes this so interesting is how easily it can be done. XP in with a few clicks…will wonders never cease. Obviously this is not something I, nor other power users would be into. But it’s still pretty cool nonetheless.