Thanks Jst and C, these are great!
I absolutely love the new gallery. That's exactly how the stock should have been in the first place. That is buttery smooth.
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the new Home Launcher. I love the 3D app drawer, but the new layout for screens will take some getting used to. I really love the options Home++ has (notification turnoff, powerstrip, continous scrolling), but I'm sure the new launcher is much less laggy. If only they could give us those options (at least the notification bar turnoff).
I haven't played w/ the music player yet, but I'm sure it's an improvement. I have been using MixZing Lite to replace the stock app, and I def like it a whole lot more. I'll have to compare.
Also, I'm not sure I need the News and Weather widget. I love Weather Widget, and I haven't been able to customize the news I want (ok, haven't really tried, but it seems mostly political). It's a nice feature for an out-of-the-box phone, though.