You're right Andrews, I should have elaborated a bit.
Sorry Andreas, I really didn't mean to sound negative.
I just meant to say that every single pixel on a website page has to add some value to the site, otherwise it really doesn't have any reason to be there. In my opinion a more minimalistic look would be more powerful and better suited to Steve's website.
By the way I read a good part of your blog several months ago and I find your fascination with colour very interesting.