On the auspicious day when the two projects, Beryl & Compiz, were reunited, most of the Linux enthusiasts were happy, but there were a few who were skeptic of the success of the to-be new born baby - Compiz Fusion. They said that throwing mindless new effects to increase the aesthetics would only make the otherwise stable Compiz relatively unstable.
But I always knew Compiz Fusion would be the clear-cut future winner, in every respect, be it the eye-candy, the stability, or the usability. And here you are, with Compiz Fusion included in almost all the latest major distros. While openSuSE 10.3 was one of the first to include it, Ubuntu went a step ahead by enabling the thing by default for the "advanced" hardware, and believe me, CF did give cool and compelling looks to the boring old interface of Ubuntu. The minimal 3D effects, enabled by default, looked good on my laptop, as good as the 3D effects of Windows Vista Aero.
So according to me, Compiz Fusion is the latest 3D effects trend setter. What do you think?