There is nothing quite like flailing away with CSS. Its not quite the most frustrating thing in the world, but it would give most annoyances a run for their money.
OK... Its pretty close for now, though its going to need a lot more tweaks, and that will probably take 10 times as long to accomplish. Though I'm actually impressed how just flailing turned out.
I still need to figure out how to link to Gallery2 thumbnails. Apparently G2 Beta 3 is a precursor to a Beta 4 overhaul in which lots of things are going to change, including themes and urls. Thankfully, it supports URL rewrite (to allow shorter URLs) but I still need to figure out the best way to link to them easily.
I will update the links in the menu toolbar tomorrow (as the Photo Gallery link is out dated)