As much as I enjoy hardcore command line stuff, it is nice to have some eye candy there as well.

Like htop, for example.
However I have recently discovered vtop.
Not sure about the practicality of it but it sure looks nice (albeit at the expense of some additional cpu cycles):

If you have node installed then installing vtop is just a matter of running:

sudo npm install -g vtop  

And as if that’s not enough, it supports themes 🙂