Windows Vista looks a lot better than Windows XP but damn that shortcut arrow is too big. By the 'shortcut' arrow I mean the overlay icon which is automatically placed on desktop (and other) shortcuts in Vista. It almost covers 1/4 of the icon and there is no visible option in Windows Vista to change the size or remove it.
However, you can change or remove the overlay shortcut arrow using Vista shortcut manager (This program is also called FxVisor and was formerly known as Vista shortcut overlay remover). It allows users to either change the shortcut arrow to a lighter and smaller version, to choose a custom arrow of the user's choice or to entirely remove the arrow.
This program is freeware (not that it matters if you are a pirate :p ).
[Click Here] to download Vista Shortcut Manager v2.0 from Frameworkx