Thx for the very nice, well designed skin with the funny beach sceen! However, I liked the first wavier banner with the small visible border more than the new one... It also leaded the eyes easier to the buttons.
Concerning text or symbols in the banner: Text might look more realistic, but as a disadvantage, it is always English, even if the rest of MB is in another language... Therefore I agree with Bee-liever at least for giving it a try!
Independently of that small things, great skin!