A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless (Lori Hahn), was kind enough to tell me that my former template was "blah". So I fiddled around with templates and changed it up a bit one night. She was supportive, "yeah, you did it!" and honest, "still looks like crap though".
I, being the not-good-at-all with the tech side of the blogging world, or even the non-tech side, gave Lori free-range rights at my blog. That's healthy.
So, if you love it..Lori is a goddess chick. If you don't so much...she's a clucker. I, for one, love the new look.