So uh, I guess the whole perpetual redesigns thing really was right after all.
I just wanted a clean site that was easy to read and extremely basic to look at. While the last iteration fit the bill, I just feel like I added way to much visual component to it then it became messy and hard to read which strayed away from the original goal. So what do you do when you don't like the way something (you have control over) is going? Pull the plug and start over. That's what I did.
I spent the last few days working on this and I'm 95% alright with the result. I still have the old CSS so it's not like that design is gone forever.
Alas. See you in 3 months when my motivation to work on this site picks up again. It's been pretty low as fuck recently