I have no idea what Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 means or what everybody is running after. To me, java still means coffee, and flash is what a cop does with his badge (or what a stripper does with her whatever).
What I do know is that it's precisely that warm and fuzzy old-fashioned, non-techno-geeky, non-computery look that I like about my design, and the only way to achieve it, I believe, was to have very limited coding and web-design capablities.
An advanced web designer proabably wouldn't have tried the stuff I tried, and would have come up with a more "Web 2.0ish" look, whatever exactly that may be.
So it's not that I didn't look into design. In fact, designing my little site was A LOT of work. But having not much computer experience beyond e-mailing, I just did the best I could do. Ironically, I love the result the way it is, and my "choice of colors and images" perfectly reflects who I am.
I guess i just have a Web 1.0-type personality :)