I gotta say: You got me; guilty as charged. The original size was JUST too small, ya know. I wanted it to fit as an siggy...and most small gifs in siggy doesn't look...good. Well...unless they're sprites, I guess. As for the sharpness...I dunno kinda looks da same.
And I would never rate dat low...that's just mean. I think; and forgive meh if I'm wrong, the lowest I evar went was a 5 or sumfin. Pffft.
Oh, speaking of ratin's, yours is still 7/10, so this won't seem like a conversation; even tho we totally both know it was.