I have been tinkering with the TaskBar a little ( or a lot ) as of lately and have now three options for you to chose from.
I like the all for various reasons. The first one is original and matches well with bright background themes and a playful personality.
The second is cleaner and and combines a common layout and usability while maintaining its own personality.
The XP Bar lastly will allow you to fool with people’s mind into thinking they are actually using Win XP ( just press F11 )