One thing I liked in Gnome (maybe just Compiz?) was the option how the terminal windows tiled as you spawned new ones. However, I no longer use Linux on any of my workstations. At home I use a MacBook, iTerm being my terminal emulator of choice. Much to my dismay, iTerm spawns at each corner of the screen by default, like so:
Some people prefer this; I don't. I wanted my terms to spawn along the center of the screen. I looked through the preferences and found no easy solution. Then the power user in me spoke up. I can solve this with AppleScript! ...kind of!
So I ended up with this. I have it in a .scpt file that I can easily call with Quicksilver and load up four terms, just like this: