Your first looks better than my first I tell ya that. The two image sig is the first thing ya tried...yeah I can't tell which one to look at. What I did to minimize from lookin at the bg pic was add some brushes over it and lower the opacity of it with a glow >.> Don't know what I'm talking about? Look at the Chassidy Sig I made awhile back in one of these old threads floating around here.
I've never made a .Hack sig before and i think Himie your the first one to do so and it looks well for your first. I can't wait to see what you cook up when you get familiar with the program, that's when your really gonna have some fun making sigs^^