stedo I like to keep the site nice and simple, ease of navigation is what I go for more than design elements, to be honest.
However I do like the faded S in the background of the header, if you wouldn't mind posting just that image I may well use it.
Any other ideas you have I'm happy to take a look at. Always on the lookout for ways to make the place a bit better.
Worst Response To A Crisis:
From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"