I don't mind it either. Feels a bit Stadium Club-esque. I don't think it's a bad thing to really go for it once in a while. No rules.
It's interesting. Don't know if I like it. That smokey treatment around the photo is a little questionable.
TLC has jinxed it for me. From this point on... whenever I see this design, I'll think SC. Let's just hope that the photography used will be similar to SC's standards. As for the design itself... I'm also a fan.