The old finder background is awfully boring so make it more lively by adding pictures to the background! It is really easy to do and you can either just set the current folder background to a certain picture or set all folders’ backgrounds to the same picture.
And here’s a preview:
So open up a folder and right-click, then “Show View Options”. For you speed daemons, press “Command+J”.
Now, just click on the button highlighted in the screenshot below: