What exactly is wrong with my signature? I've had that same smiley for more then a year with nobody complaining that it's creepy or annoying or they didn't like it. I know the addition of the ticker makes it a tad larger, but the ticker does not slow anything down. I've not seen anybody's ticker slow anything down.
There is no way to make my signature smaller without removing the graphics. And I don't see where the graphics are a problem.
If it's because one of the graphics is animated, then what about animated avatars?