-Replaced 3D Gallery with QuickPic. Much easier to use and lighter. My black png icon still don't preview correctly, but they are visable after switching to light background. A vast improvement.
-Customized the Adw app drawer, creating a default catalog that does not include homescreen apps or unused Sony apps (e.g. Demo, media scanner). I also disabled page indicator and page bounce so my one-page drawer is as minimal as my homescreen.