Wow. Just plain ugly. Shooting from the hip:
- That shadow technique (angled lines) is a bit...dated.
- Square corners? Rounded would be much better, especially given the grid-like nature of Excel. Rounded corners would create a nice contrast to the rest of the display.
- 8 ways to tug / pull / stretch? Totally unnecessary. Why should this be resizable to begin with?
- Default size: about four rows of text high. Doesn't automatically resize.