I could make a few simple PNG/JPEGs of the home page. A thread can be created where a link to each design gets it's own post. This way, as you suggested, we can let members use the voting system.
As much as everyone ahem loves polls, maybe we could create one to gauge how to move forward. I don't mind volunteering my time for this but I think I (and anyone else looking to throw their hat in) would like to know a good amount of the community supports at least exploring a redesign.
"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote