I think all the ladies should post pics of their nipples so we can choose a suitable candidate
I have already done that Fuzzy lol,,, check out reply #48
That looks like it should be captioned, "How The World Came To An End"
You're right...things got a bit "sidelined". My thought (this is a taste thing, Tim...technically it's really perfect) is that the Orb, while pretty, is too large and that it's basically "Fool's Gold" which I truly love.
I would remove the border of the orb where it meets the lines at 3 and 9 o'clock and bring thr lines through the orb with a lens effect (lines diverging as they approach the 12 and 6 o'clock) and the glossy border of the orb and lines might be the same width as the dark border of the horizontal lines part, but they all could be glossy...more a 3D effect. You could stick with the matte black brushed background or put in a sky scene (clouds) or rays from behind the orb (like a sunburst) or stars....whatever YOU like.
I know I'm gonna get beaten on...and it's more than what you asked, probably...but it's honest, and doesn't/shouldn't detract one whit from the great artist that you are.