looks too obviously a "template" site to me... i would align the top part personally. i like the gradient, but lose the google ads me thinks...
Thanks to both of you, here's some feedback:
bjwok: I agree with you that it's a template site, that is the word I am looking for. I need to make it different to make it look less template-y. As for your opinion about GoogleAds, why should I remove this? We would like to generate some revenue from the site and we are also going to sell ad space eventually, however google ads kind of fit well to the side. Are google ads seen as too ugly these days?
zplitstonez: you have a lot of insight, I am working to to improve the title, crystallize the logo, and to try to remove some of the 'cut' looks in the border. thanks!