Wow I can't believe I've missed this simple write-up.
The superbar is pretty neat, but it isn't for everyone. Someone asked me today how to change it back to the more familiar XP-style layout, with text and without the gayish OS X task grouping.
So, right click on the taskbar to bring up the menu. Select "Properties" to bring up this screen.
Enable "Use small icons" and change the taskbar buttons to "Never combine".
Thanks Microsoft for adding this in for people like us =)