Heh heh, made me smile.
If you need more space I'd put it up to 1024 but if you don't I'd leave it for now. Still a lot of people running quite low resolutions out there. Saying that I'm doing my next site in 1024 but I need the space for content.
I'd ditch the scrollers if I were you. The top left one looks a bit untidy.
Your news page is a bit confusing. I clicked on the link for 23 Feb and got a story about a gig on the 24 April.
A link to bigger pic of your badges might be an idea they are a bit hard to see. The Muppit Juice one would suit one of my mates.