Since I've been using the system for a while, I didn't need some of the elements any longer. So, by just inserting modified CSS values, I was able to trim the page layout, giving more of what I like to see & less of what I don't. Check out the script page, and if you have any questions or ideas to expand on it, feel free to leave me a comment.
Inspiration for the icon display section was taken from mik's userstyle written about in this blog post.
Also using THiC's userstyle "IconBuffet Restyled" discussed in this blog post. Highly recommended!