I really don't like Yosemite's change to it, both because the message is gone and because the design doesn't do much for me.
I've been using this, myself, simply for higher visibility. It's not the best (anyone use anything better?), and you lose the message, but...
Actually haven't installed 10.10, yet, but I agree on disliking them dropping the text. Kind of a class one that was. Yours is nice too though, and I really liked many you have created.
I did *coughdownloadedcough* 10.10 but Parallels says it cannot install it on its own; it can only upgrade a 10.9 version. I'll look for a better t. and try again.