Originally Posted by turbochargedsol
yeah, you won't see me back here. this site sucks now.
It seems like a shock, I know, but we also heard this when we went to the jazzy but slow/graphics-intensive star-trekkey skin back in the old days...
The colors can be changed over time, the easiest one to go back to is the original turquoise - and it makes upgrading the software version much easier without the super-custom graphics that the old/new skin had.
Personally - and I doubt this is any secret - I wasn't much of a fan of the graphics-intensive skin (aka the 'Star Trek' skin). Some people are STILL partially on dial up (yes, ol' SolsticeMan still has a dialup account because he is too cheap to get intermittent satellite, cable doesn't come to his house, and his area is not served by DSL...). It was EXCRUCIATING to load that stuff up... and it also happened when using satellite when you've been popped for going past download limits and you're no better than an old ISDN line...
If you hop into the wayback machine, you'll see posts exactly like yours when we switched - prolly in the past history archives in the help section. Also, we did have a poll last year, somewhere.
Fact of the matter - custom skins can slow down or complicate software upgrades. Regular software upgrades are now a necessary evil to continually plug holes in the security of the system. Complicated software upgrades cost more if you have a bunch of special functions and graphics that are custom made...
I could use a color change, but I SO MUCH prefer this to the super-eyecandy and overly dark old theme... to each their own, I guess.