All users received a lifetime paid-account. The users in bold were top in the category and received a $25 Amazon.com gift certficate. Congratulations to all the winners! I'd also like to thank all the participants that didn't win ... even your styles and themes look better than mine. :-)
The LiveJournal style/theme contest is over, the entries scrutinized, the scores have been tabulated, and the winners in alphabetical order are:
I've begun work on the user directory search. You can see the prototype here, though it doesn't work yet. However, you can get a feel for what I'm shooting for.
Made some amazing progress on the directory search ... it's probably the sexiest/cleanest/most well-designed piece of code I've written in quite awhile. Each filter is a plug-in, and can cache its result set amonst searches. At the end, you'll have a choice to OR or AND all the result sets from each filter. It's quite cool. The code is amazingly small now too. I thought this would take longer. Tomorrow I'll be white-water rafting all day, so maybe in a few nights it'll be done.