Dear Snapster (I know you're reading the fresh questions, I've seen your comments)
I just made a nice clean browser, one with no woot cookies, no nothing, so that I could look again at the first view for Deals. I know you're tied into the wide screen stuff, but please consider making that first grey popup thing more narrow. Consider making the "need to know more?" and "get to it" links larger, and put them above the "deals.woot!" rather than below it. Red is good, just make them larger.
On older browsers (which I am deliberately using to test with), since you are choosing to force a width, the grey screen is just obscured on the left side. In this particular case, the "Wel" part of "Welcome" is completely missing. It becomes visible IFF I extend the width of the browser.
As a brief aside, congratulations on the huge amount of traffic that is here. Also, I like very much the "Deja Vu?" on the asking the question screen, but wonder if ANYONE is looking at it???