Ah, come on guys, there's already too few of us to get upset with each other over relatively small things. Let's just drop the subject and pretend it never happened.
I totally understand where you are coming from as many times I am the same: I go direct to the point without beating around the bush, and although I mean well (well, most of the time ahah) that does leave me wide open for misinterpretation or someone taking offense at what I wrote (and when dealing with customers that isn't exactly a good thing lol). There's the spirit the message is sent, and then there is the spirit in which it is received, and if there is a mismatch....
Anyway, love your ZONA skin. Would be a really good match for Danilo's Winstep Evolve theme (in fact, it would be really cool to make a modified version of the latter so it matched ZONA better).
And nofx1994, for what it's worth, I like your theme too. I think the best attitude is to try not to be discouraged by criticism or take it personally - nobody is an expert when they're starting. I still remember Renato's (Treetog) first few themes for NextSTART nearly 20 years ago, they were absolutely AWFUL ahaha (he was actually glad that they were lost when Skinz.org went down). Then he went on to become one of the best theme authors around, to the point of even working with Stardock.
Personally I prefer a thousand times harsh constructive criticism over 'boot licking'. Only one of those things truly compels you to try harder.
So... more screenshots!