EQ bars like that might not look too crash hot when sliding, but they make the skin look great the rest of the time. I like hte ones you've got. Though the leaves on the bars themselves look a bit disjointed in regards to the leaves below the bars. But that's just nitpicking I guess - it looks fine.
The whole fence effect and everything looks really good. I guess my only real suggestion there would be to put some faint bits of grass (like you have at the bottom) between some of the fence posts, about halfway up - to give it a more 3d look (ie. it would look like some grass is behind the fence, and not just in front of it)
I disagree, I think a skin for your friend should be more perfect, if anything. Thankfully, this one looks great. The way you've managed make the pictures sprawl all over the skin without looking at all cramped is brilliant
The only things I don't like that much are the borders. (a) the border around the whole skin - perhaps it would look better if it stood out from the rest of the skin more, rather than just being darker with a slight shadow. Maybe even a one pixel line between it and the rest of the skin...your call. (b) the borders around the numbers and the vis look too grey to me. Since everything else is covered in colour, it just doesn't seem to match
the noses and the mouths of the two girls in the foreground are extremely faint. I know that that's how it is in the style of anime, but it looks to me like they might have gotten fainter than they were supposed to during the process of resizing, etc. Perhaps some subtle pencil work would help there
the on/auto buttons are fine, but - and this is a really small point - perhaps make the green (top) half of the buttons match the leaves in the EQ more (ie. more silvery blue and less green)
I find the font pretty hard to read. Perhaps it's just too blurry or smooth because of the JPG
the "previous" and "play" buttons are much fainter than the other cbuttons - though they don't need to be, since they're not in front of any vital part of the pic
Good stuff! Are you publishing this one, or is it an exclusive present?