These are the slides from Aidan Foster's Presentation at Drupal Camp Toronto 2011.
Drupal 7 has many out of the box improvements to improve the experience of content administrators, and other non-developer users with the new seven theme and it's related Dashboard and Shortcut Modules. But at it's core Drupal 7's admin are is a developer's tool and really designed for content editors.
This presentation showcases a case study of olympuspacific.com and how it customized content editor theme improved the editor experience using Views, Draggable Views, Media Management, Rules Modules
Finally there's building the site with the features module so you don't have to do all this work from scratch each time.