I have had the same desktop for a couple of months now.
No icons, and my taskbar is set to auto hide.
I think it looks much better without any icons.
Whatever I use daily is pinned in my taskbar, and all my games and programs can be reached either through the start menu, or the users folder, which is also pinned on my taskbar, in the lower right corner, under the name "Anrx".
cant take pic of it because of nice lady ;P but mine is organised with folders at the top, and a square of 9 in the middle with my most important things, and random things to the left side, and some gadgets to the right side ;P