Download the object dock I'm using?.. It can look exactly the same after a few changes in the option menu and all the icons are .PNG based so it's easy to make ur own or just download from Deviant Art.. I have no problems with mine, it starts up automatically and the icons stay to what I set them as..
Here's a download if your intrested..
It even has a weather gadget that when moused over pops down telling your weekly forecast