@willistuder - Yikes, hope it's brown or it's back to the drawing board..and it's good to be back skinning!
@Xiandi - Thanks Cyndie! It appears different dependent on light or dark background because 95% transparency was used in the menu, taskbar, window frames, etc. It should appear a light slate blue throughout...or grey, according to one's monitor, video card, etc.
@VStyler - Already went in another direction, John, but still with arrows,
Using photobucket and damned if it'll let me upload an original size image. Don't know if there's a size limit or what...it's been awhile.
Don't know Avanti...mine came from a babelfish search of non-english words meaning "forward" (hence the arrows) and I liked the name.