I just want to say, this theme is sublime.
Many other themes here have issues when using programs like LibreOffice, Skype, and countless others. Sometimes the theme prevents text from being readable, sometimes a dark theme contains unstyled bright parts in a dropdown menu. Sometimes a program forces(?) a dark text font which clashes with a dark theme.
Sometimes the taskbar and start menu clash when atop a bright backdrop, making the text unreadable. While I did have to adjust the translucency of the theme for maximum readability, other themes cannot be tweaked effectively. I have not encountered such an issue with this theme, I assume because it follows more closely to the luminosity of the original Windows themes and doesn't try anything too crazy.
I personally would not use the ExplorerFrame.dll patch, as I have run into multiple problems with patched dll/exe's. I prefer to use UxStyle, which is unobtrusive.
Even without the patch, the theme complements the original icons very well. Kudos.