I like Steve. The first mockup not the ratings above the title though. I'd suggest removing that forum icon thing as it doesn't seem to serve any purpose whatsoever and I think your local stats do provide more substance and info at a glance so plus 1 on your suggestion.
Perhaps minimize the forum icon thing (whatever they try to convey) god knows if i know, primarily to give more room to more useful statistics.
The suggestion is just that, show some sort of stats. It looks a bit dull compared to the resource list below it if you ask me.
My mock ups were nothing more than examples to give a general idea of what it could look like. There is room for improvement. I like how it is now also by the way, just seems a bit bland compared to the rest of the resource home page.
Author is relevant no doubt about it, but what is the issue in extending the height, adding in more statistical data that is going to be useful surely has it uses. If the height isn't going to be extended, why? because of the "forum Icon" potentially leaving space in the bottom left corner?
A mockup, perhaps think about extending upon the height?
Edit: not even sure about that mockup (below) myself but I'm betting there would be more scope by extending height.