Well, Visual Studio comes quite boring to you. Especially customizing the use of colors and fonts greatly enhances the use of Visual Studio.
I recently came across some sites, that offer some nifty stuff you might need to pimp you appearance of Visual Studio:
- pre-configured vssettings-files
One font I just stumbled across is Envy Code R by Damien. This font is just awesome, and I personally like it much better than Consolas (not to mention
Courier New, which is out of the question by now!!).
Besides a nice and appealing font you also might want to tweak the color-coding of visual studio; preconfigured vssettings might ease this step.
Thomas Winterdom has a nice collection of Visual Studio Color schemes.