The new design is now online, as you've already noticed, (unless you're reading this via RSS). If you find any problems with it, let me know. If the problem is that you just don't like it, then kiss my bum.
The image I am using in the background was a beautiful piece of graphic by Precurser, of EndEffect.com, which I've sucked the colour and contrast out of. (I think his site's currently down, cause he often does a redesign around New Year's.) We're still in communication about my using his image, so if it suddenly changes for another one, you'll know why.
But enjoy the redesign. It's best viewed at 1024 * 768 resolution, so right-click your Desktop, go Properties, then Settings, and change your Screen Resolution to 1024 * 768.