I have just downloaded and installed "TMS Smooth Controls Pack" from the Delphi registered users site and I’m totally impressed. This is exactly what Delphi needs out-of-the-box. TMS components look slick, elegant and modern. Delphi’s getting old? No way. It continues to be the best IDE and the visual component development is in the heart of RAD or "Rapid Application Development" invented with Delphi 1. It makes such a difference what visual component you are dropping on the form and manipulate via Object Inspector.
Here is the description from the download:
"The TMS Smooth Controls Pack provides sophisticated looking and smoothly animated controls for Delphi and C++Builder 2009.
This special edition, available to registered users of Delphi 2009, C++Builder 2009 and CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 as part of our special promotion for purchases during March 2009 includes the full control set in binary format.
The TMS Smooth Controls Pack is provided by a third party, tmssoftware.com bvba (TMS Software)."
… so make sure to upgrade to Delphi 2009 / C++Builder 2009 NOW:-)