yeah I changed it the other day - I liked the effect and think it looks cool.
Hope you all like it. I have made lots of little changes. The fading links, the avatar section now has a gallery rather than a text drop down box, I have added some of my own little beer related avatars, as well as some other small changes.
I'm continually working and making changes on the site - so as always - keep the feedback and suggestions comming!