Regarding icons, if you mean from scratch, that's not a thing I'd ever do (since it needs lots and lots of effort and patience)! But building an icon set out of existing icons/icon sets, that's somehow what I've been doing for a long time, only till it covers my needs though. Making a whole and complete uniform icon set takes a lot of effort anyways.
BTW, I really appreciate taking the time and expressing your opinion
Thank you very much Lars, It's an honor to hear that from a master
Yeah I may be a fan of glossiness, but I know it can easily make a style look cheap and plastic like, thus I use it with too much caution or even obssession! If you think anything is out of place or just too much just tell me, because I'll probably release the style.