It's not bad. It's certainly not perfect, and it's a little too dark for the color, but it's nice.
Finally, I agree completely about IE6 - it's going to take a long time to kill it, but the fewer people support it, the better the whole situation will be and the faster people will upgrade.
Great! I love the design but what about the IE6 users? On my IE6 the right section is not visible, you have no png fix, the flash font does not work and also the hover of the top meniu is not showing. And maybe more...
Yea I know, but it's only because people actually support it. I do believe in code that's beautiful enough to just work on every browser, but sadly, IE just doesn't always make it that simple. My coder will make sure it's fixed, either way.
I've heard some talk about a few larger websites (like Digg) that will stop supporting IE. If this were to happen, it would drive down the percentage of IE users, and drive up the percentage of the better browser users. It's only because websites support IE in the first place, that people still use it.
What's wrong with it sticking out too much? Design is partly about making the important content stick out. While the comments button isn't the most important, it's still one of the leading links to view the full blog post. Which is the most important part to a blog - making a user click your blog posts.