Junkies, don't hit a brotha, but I've made a decision to eliminate the graphical footers. While they are awesome for the site regulars, I think they take up too much vertical space and hide the actual content y'all are posting. In addition, I think they are probably intimidating to brand-new visitors, who have to search a thread to see the actually discussion points.
Footers were fun, but it's time for us to further streamline the comments. The bottom line is that even I have to look carefully to see what you're actually saying. We want your pearls of wisdom to pop off the page and encourage others to reply.
If you wish to vent about the decision, the comments section awaits.