If desktop eye candy never gets too sweet for your tastes, you may already know about CursorFX.
The free cursor-enhancing tool that used to be known as CursorXP keeps polishing its cursor choices and effects to bring interest to your screen. CNET Executive Editor Molly Wood talks you through CursorFX in this Quick Tip video.
P.S. It also glorifies plain pointers for Windows XP.