Looks great! I'm very interested in following your process as you post updates. Creating a UI is a very time consuming process but I really think you should listen to what people want to see because in the end, they will be using it. More often than not it makes the skin better.
Now if I could make a suggestion: maybe take off the Mines of Moria logo. I think your toolbar would look way more slick without it.
Oh, and welcome back.