I agree with Chad about the right (very small) banner (although it definatly not is 5CM wide
). Maybe if that one is removed and maybe placed somewhere else the overall design will be much clearer and particuraly less 'busy'.
I also like the left part a lot, since it's displaying that PM is so much more then just a forum
Also, I really like that top part of the page where those 2 links (You have no new messages | Log out [ Miracle ]) are standing!
And yes, it should be a bit easier to read if the forum's menu is highlighted some more. (plus, those two links are displayed here to, including 'register', wich is kinda pointless
Keep up the great work Chris! It doesn't matter what anybody says, I like your design, and ofcourse it can use some tweaking here and there, but hey, everything has that