Hi Veks, and thanks for all your work to deal with user issues. I know it must be difficult to deal with all of our different perspectives.
The no shoutbox and wide screen options help me a lot in terms of visual space … thank you!
Could they be combined?
My eyes, however are still having a lot of trouble with the additional colors that don't seem to blend well with the original default colors, and going back and forth among what visually seem like five or six different shades of blue on the page. (The blue gray version still hurts my eyes, so I don't use it)
Right now the black and blue button bar shouts at me and distracts me from the text, as does the blue in the spoiler tags.
I realize that calling attention may be the intent, but having the additional distraction for the eyes makes it hard to write any but the briefest of messages, and painful to look at the screen as I move from thread to thread with all the flashes of different colors
I also mourn the loss of uniform looking, simple to use, nonintrusive spoiler tags.
It's just a bunch of little things, perhaps petty seeming, but the net effect is a large distraction from writing for me. If the very welcome changes you've made to restore and add function could be accomplished without the addition of contrasting colors, it would make the page a lot easier to read.
My thanks to you for reading this.