lol well thanks for the compliments and critique. The refresh image in the element that has gotten the most "I would changes" and normally after that much I would change it. I still might change it, but probably not because the entire layout was built around it. I considered making a version of it that was smooth and nonpixelated, but I liked this one. I try to put look and uniqueness in front of functionality. i would rather have to figure a little bit out on a cool looking site, than go to a plain site. I don't mean that mine is all leet and ownz j00 but i would rather it look cool and take awhile to get.
I might change the inside of the refresh image, adding something blurry and complex, with lighting and shadows. But probably not.