I think people do care a great deal about what RISCOS looks like, and rightly so. Judging by the range of opinions I'd say its time for improvement.
Some good ideas and crictisms which I agree with were made, on the lack of clarity on window widgets, scrollbars (Erm...I just plain forgot), etc. However I must point out this isn't a carefully planned 'redesign', but a just a quick afternoon paint over (which explains me pasting the laser printer for the hd and moniter).
I guess the point I was trying to make is that RISCOS can look a whole lot better with not a great deal of effort.
Ok so having drop shadows on fonts was a just done for effect, but the rest is pretty much possible.