Aw, shucks, James thanks for the kind words on your blog. We are glad you like the new user experience, and glad that you thanked me. I am sure you all know this, but I'm just the team lead.
The thanks goes to the entire design team. That includes, but is not limited to:
Denise Shaw -- Our primary visual designer! Thank you, Denise! And thank you other visual team members -- Carrie Tracy, Jason Baxter, Jason Toth, Sue Un, Jeremy Perry
Margo Ezekiel, Mail designer
Noy Wanderski, Contacts Designer
John Lance, Calendar Designer (Look for him on the Lotusphere buzz boards!)
Alex Song, search designer
Kristina Mcblain, Composite applications designer
Joe Scherpa, Sametime Instant Messaging Designer
And, certainly, to our design management, our user studies team, and to the very hard-working development team, Quality assurance team, and documentation team.
This has been a collossal collaboration effort... and we aren't done yet!