That old template ticked me off. I had a guy make a nice transparent header, and it looked like crap. Played around a little, and came up with what you see now. I tried to stick to "our colors" as seen here on the website. Is there too much blue? The links don't have to be blue. I don't know, let me know. The "sidebar", as it's called, looks 100 times better in this template, in my opinion.
EDIT: I lost the Meta Tags and Sitemap with the update (replaced them, of course), so Googlebot and Bingbot need to show up soon.
The standard font in that template was kind of small, I made it 16 px for the actual blog posts. Please feel free to comment, but I think it looks much better now.