Hey Matt, nice of you to post this BJJ blog and it was good seeing you up at LFMAC last Thursday (and in the daytime no less!) I'm totally with you on the takedowns training--I have less experience with takedowns than probably any other aspect of martial arts and I always get owned by wrestlers or other guys with good takedowns.
One thing I have to compliment you on though is that you really are moving well. I hadn't rolled with you in a long, long time and I remember that you used to be a lot less relaxed; I definitely need to work on that myself. YOu should be proud that you've been training BJJ now for around, what, two years? That's awesome! I wish I had stuck with it as consistently as you have the past few years. Looking forward to training with you again in the near future.