With all the talk of the new theme I was thinking I'd make a blog post of all the Ubuntu wallpapers over time, then as I was looking for them, I found a website doing just that
(at least up to 8.10). I praised Hardy's wallpaper when it was first revealed (but erm, not the final version…). That was the last Ubuntu wallpaper I liked though (just as well I guess—I switched to Kubuntu for Jaunty without bothering with Intrepid).
Leading up to that, Gutsy had a lovely wallpaper that looked to me like chocolate-coloured silk draped gracefully across the screen. One of my cousins said it looked to her like delicious chocolate mousse (and asked for a spoon) when I replaced her Mac's wallpaper with it.
And before that, Feisty and Edgy…well, I didn't like their default wallpapers, but they had the same alternate wallpaper which I'd forgotten about until now, and which I really liked at the time (and still do).
This one looks like melted dark chocolate to me. Anyone got a strawberry? Hmm, maybe it's good that the new wallpaper looks like a bruise. I wouldn't be wanting to eat my desktop…
Which release had your favourite wallpaper?