I need your opinion!

I love the current design and said I would keep it for awhile. Unfortunately though, it’s not scaling well and it’s starting to look cluttered. It also loads super slow because the developer of this theme loved code spew and JS effects. Which is why I decided to design my own site from scratch *gasp* (I know it’s scary). And I need your opinion. I’m going for a high-end mac/apple app feel. I love the nav I have, and the body layout is ok. But I’m not loving the hero (the area with the latest work).

Can I haz a vote on which versions you like and/or critique/opinions?

Thanky!

Different mockups




Closeups of nav details