I'm not sure it was the best solution to what was wrong as there's still a straight ugly section in the middle but it's come a ways from what it looked like in Home Depot. The most recent pics are from 9-26-11.
I like how it looks right now. I agree that the Y shape is a bit off-putting, but perhaps I branch could be grown towards the middle to get rid of that Y. Thoughts? Virts?
OR.........if it were planted on more of an angle towards the right side (only slightly), that first branch on what I'll call the left trunk could be used as a new leader, and the right trunk as the first main branch.
You're all spot on with the fugly Y look, I've just been a chicken with making the cuts. I've been trying to force it where I want it to go (wide spreading canopy, right now!) rather than working with the best foundation the tree has to offer.
On the bright side, as Jim said when I do finally get the gumption to make the cuts there will be a couple nice looking cuttings to be had
Thanks for the comments everyone and thanks Ryan for the virt , I'd planned on rotating a little to the left and continuing with the right section of the tree but that looks like a viable option also.