I know I cannot be the only one who is blinded by the default theme on this site. I'd love to view this site, but it feels like I'm looking at one of those shirts with the designs made to hurt your eyes to look at. So if you will not change the default theme, please add the option to select other css themes so I can at least view this site.
The white text on black background. Can't explain it really, but I've shown it to others on different computers and they agreed that its really difficult to look at. Maybe no ones complained, because like me they just never came back?
As far as the forum theme goes, this was the first negative comment, while the rest were positive (that we have seen). However, we will definitely take your thoughts into consideration to look for areas of improvement, while keeping the same color scheme.
I don't see anything to complain about, really. Obviously you're used to the common black text on a white background. Fact is, that is several thousand times more blinding than in the other-way-around case due to the amount of light emited from the monitor. The contrast. on the other hand, is equally high in both cases. I think, however, that increasing the brightness of the near-black backgrounds with white text would make it look more aesthetically appealing.