New Template?

Hello, Friends of Creare! I am in need of your honest opinions.

For a few days now I've been in need of a good mix-up. Part of me thinks changing my avatar on AbsoluteWrite will do it but, let's face it, that part of me is stupid. Besides, my current avatar (Puddles!) is the cutest thing. If you aren't on AW I suggest you get your booty over there to see.

So, with this option out, my second idea was more extreme. I don't want to make such a decision by myself! So in a few seconds a poll will appear off to the left. I need your opinions on the following question:

Should Race change her blog layout/template?

I've received several compliments on the current one. It is striking, with the orange and the black. The new layout would be less striking, true, but - I believe - much more Race (as in, the real Race, not the Race you have been imagining based on her current blog template. I'm not this awesome).

Here it is:

Of course, it probably goes without saying that I like it. But I need to know if you don't.

If you'd like to see a change to Creare but don't like the above option, click "Yes" on the poll but tell me your thoughts in a comment. The readers are as important as the writer here!