I'm the first to admit I'm not a great designer -- I prefer focus mostly on code and game mechanics.
As proof, let's all laugh at WarLight's original design from 2008. http://i.imgur.com/ao0XAkP.png
. As Metaltubbie would put it, it looks like a child played with powerpoint.
I'm all for coming up with a new design if someone can make something that's really great. However, I can't guarantee if or when I'll get around to implementing it. Right now I'm dealing with some serious site speed issues as well as a serious bug in the iOS app.