What the hell, it shouldn't be...
I can't not worry about it, I promised you a banner!
Here, this should work. I reduced the colour depth a bit. Shouldn't be noticeable, but it lowered the file size to 1.7 mb
Welcome to damnlag! I hope you decide to stay with us. I myself have only been a member here for about a week, but I already love this place very much. :D
Can't wait to see your channel develop and grow!
OH, also, if you need any help with graphics stuff, like the channel design/avatar or...
If you wanna give it a more 80's feel, give it more wild colours. Crazy neon pinks, yellows, etc. Also, maybe give it a bit of an RGB split effect.
If you don't know what I'm referring to, it's kinda like this:
Like the guys said, make the text more readable. The backgrounds are cool, but they could use being more minimal and more... 'readable' (for the lack of a better word) as well. While they are very charming as they are, you really want the user to immediately be able to recognize what's gonna be...
The effect and the logo in this case don't mesh together too well in my opinion... you might wanna try with a less traditional, more 'computer-y' logo to make the effect not look too out of place. That said, I do like your logo and the way it fits in with your channel layout currently :)