In a nutshell:
We still use Ubuntu as a base.
We still use GNOME desktop environment.
We might consider XFCE panel as a replacement for buggy and bloated GNOME panel, along with Unity and GNOME Shell.
We also hope to set up the 2-in-1-DVD
experiment for Natty, foxofinfinety is investigating the opportunities.
The 4 major directions of our work are:
- Theming - intended to be actively developed, and without that fsck'ing crap like CC-BY-ND
- Software stack for "art producers" (GIMP-Painter, GIMP Paint Studio, also "vanilla" MyPaint and Inkscape) - questioned if it should be included in default installation, won't be developed in our project because we just deliver it (not only to furs)
- Software stack for "art consumers" (like Cricetida and search.furrychan.ru) - intended to be actively developed and receive lots of love because it's the most ground-breaking stuff of all our stuff
- Ease of use improvements, bug fixes (see Pinguy OS) - is not the main goal and it's not likely to receive much love, but improvements/patches/howtos are welcome and old-school Unity might make it into Natty
There was a very lively dispute about keeping the artistic software stack in the base distro, IMO it's worth reading.
P.S. I hate misinformation. Corrections welcome!