I guess I don't understand the need for taking up additional screen real estate to put a second clock on the screen. There's one in the upper corner. I don't need a giant rendition of the time staring me in the face when a quick glance to the corner will do.
I use a small-size Beautiful Widget with time, date, and weather, and it gives links to my calendar, clock, and a nice weather overview, and a bigger but not huge clock. All things considered, it is nicer than having the icons for those apps on the screen. If you use LauncherPro and set it display 5 rows then it really doesn't take much space and looks pretty sharp.
so does launcher pro take the place of the homescreen? is it an app that runs alone or how does that work? i may give it a try.
When you hit your home button or do anything that causes you to return to your homescreen you can launch your TWhome (touchwiz home) or launcher pro home (until you set a default). It gives you a new customizable launcher bar as well as a different app drawer that can be tweaked. It also removes all the touchwiz widgets (which I cant see anyone complaining about).
Also, if you're toying with alternate launchers, I can't recommend Home Switcher enough. Allows you to set your launcher default, quickly and easily. If you switch the default back to Touchwiz, getting back to the selection or having another as default requires something like this (or install/uninstall of another launcher).