It's a hybrid between List and Icon formats (Icon-based List format) that cleans up the viewable area and allows viewing of your background. It's a peaceful harmony between the two different theme styles to that point in time. Basically, at the time, it was something new... it grew on people like a virus and most haven't left since. You'll learn to rely on keyboard shortcuts with the theme, as there is only room for 5 applications on the main screen. When using the shortcuts, you'll learn everything is MUCH faster in day-to-day operations.
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It allows you to see those nice looking wallpapers that you have on your bb, it's nicely organize and it's easier to look for the app that your looking for. SMS/MMS and email messages are in a separate mailbox. And did I forget to tell you that they look great. :D you should try installing it and get the feel of it.
Well Zen used to the best theme....that is until this week when RIM released TodayPlus which is a combo of Zen and Today. It is the new king of the themes IMHO.
"Today Plus"? Are you sure this is a BB theme? As I recall, Today Plus is not really a "theme" at all, but a 3rd party application you can purchase and install, which can mimick the "Today" screen of Windows Mobile devices...
someone correct me if I'm wrong.