Anyway, three and a half hours later and I think I came up with something pretty fucking awesome if I do say so myself.
Not gonna show ya yet though. Pbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbt. Heh, heh.
This is a snapshot of the original Pixel theme. Which I think is really attractive. I love the blues and greens. The layout is decent too. So anyway I used that as an example and created something from scratch in Photoshop last night. It still needs some tweaking and even then I'm sure I won't be totally happy with it, but I'm still pretty stoked with what I managed to accomplish.
Anyway, just a teaser for the future.