I think that top box should scale the banner down as it closes in on it. I actually liked the text on the left too.
Of course this is on my 23" with the resolution set to the max and I may have a different opinion at work tomorrow. Really it's not a big issue either way. I am so into how I can get to MY MESSAGES right from the page.
Oh, but it'd be cool if it wasn't called My Messages. Makes it sound like the My Whatever folders in this bad operatiing system that I know about
How about Private Messages? Or just Messages?
Just giving you a hard time.