I went ahead and upgraded WordPress to 2.5.1 even though I don’t like the new Dashboard. It turns out I wanted to use the Email Users plugin with the MacDolphins site and since Email Users needed 2.5, I had to upgrade the MacDolphins site in order to use it. Since the Swim Team plugin exposes the Dashboard pretty extensively to the end user, I decided to see if I could modify the Dashboard so it was more to my liking.
The result of that work is Retro-Dashboard, a WordPress Admin Theme plugin which I released yesterday. It isn’t anything super fancy but it is waaaaaaay better than the default Dashboard (bleh, who thought that was a good idea).