I would like to see Kernel modesetting and Plymouth used at the startup in Pardus. Fedora is currently using and it provides a flicker free and beautiful startup. Also, Ubuntu and Mandriva will be using it in the next releases.
I guess it is too late to use it in Pardus 2009, but perhaps it can be option.
This is a video showing it (couldn't find better) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JFWeR7lx48