You are the desktop decorator, Huh! You have plenty of ICONs sitting everywhere on your desktop. That’s the way you like it. Nothing wrong with it. I am a clean freak. I keep my desktop with no ICONs, not even Recycle bin.
With vista, you can display the ICONs in large size in two clicks. Here the few ICONs show up normally.
Now Right click on your desktop, Select View menu ==> Large Icons. That’s it. Check how your ICONs looks now.
You can also go back to your old XP icons view with Classic Icons option. But, Do you really want to go back?