Well, so far I've managed to make a few changes and really irritate a lot of people. I've got the color going, I've got the fishies back in place, I've widened the main column, and fixed some of the link / subheader colors so they are legible. I'm going to re-edit a few of my older posts to incorporate the "Title" thingee, so just a title will appear at the right, and not the title plus five or six extra words.
The comments section is a double-edged sword. Some people like comments attached to each individual post. I don't have an opinion one way or another, but I suppose I may be inclined to "comment back" in this format rather that the old "guestbook" deal. I can't find any quick work-around to the "anonymous" problem within the comment section. Perhaps I'll send an email to the King of Blogger and see what he has to say for himself.
Meanwhile, hold tight -- more changes still to come. If you have any other thoughts or ideas, please be sure to pass them along.