I am still moving files from my old hard drive to the new hard drive. By the end of the day I was done.
Thanks to the help of Duncan I got all the nice new features on my laptop setup properly: USB mouse, fully antialiased desktop, lots of new fonts, relevant updates and packages.
I eventually got sick of the AA display, and have now gone back to crisp and clean non-AA fonts.
I think that we should disable anti-aliasing small fonts, and only use it for certain weight/size and up. Anyways GdkXft is pretty cool, any monkey can get this working.