Simplest things could be crazy to find in 2010.
What a fully customizable Data View like in 2007?
- SharePoint Designer
- Empty Data View (chosing this option will enable more design options than usual)
- Add a data source
- Add a field from the data source
- Click "Design" under Data View Tools
- Select "Plain list of titles" (this will enable full customization)
- Write your own divs / tabs / whatever