Davyd calls a spade a spade in the latest Gnome Journal: “A Bar For Your Desk!”
Mad Penguin is only four months into 2006 and is already calling Deskbar “Tool of the Year”. They also gave Deskbar “most useful applet award”, but I presume that there’s less competition in that league.
The digg community, in between debating the definition of “screencast”, said “they took the spotlight idea and put it on crack, fantastic!!”
But my favorite call is still by Luis Villa from before the Deskbar was cool: “the magic applet”.