That’s true. I think that the best solution for authors will be an improved Envato’s analytics.
Nice design. In my honest opinion you should improve slider like other guys says and also make footer full width like header.
I’m buying most photos from PhotoDune
Check this out: http://tutsplus.com/2012/04/how-to-find-beautiful-and-free-placeholder-images/
I still can’t see your Power Elite / Paw badges.
I would prefer this one: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/introducing-item-switcher/42612