I wasn’t very pleased with the default dashboard in WordPress 1.5, so I’m using the old one I created, with several improvements. Here’s a thumbnail (click on it to see the full screenshot).
If you’re interested, feel free to download it.
To install it, backup wp-admin/index.php and unzip the new one in its place.
Leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.
Update: At Teja’s request I added incoming links, but since Technorati says I don’t have any incoming links (even though a cosmos search shows 148), I used another URL to test it. I also added drafts at the bottom and the following links: One to create a new post, one to view published posts in the posts section, and one to view published comments in the comments section. Here is another screenshot with the draft titles blurred so I don’t reveal my plans for future posts.
Update II: There is now an updated version that is 2.0.x compatible. A slight addition is that if you rename the original index.php to index-orig.php, then there will be a link to the original dashboard on this one. Let me know if you have questions.