Wow. Every one of the dozen or more forums I subscribe to are dark text on light backgrounds. The WD forum was the only one that was light on dark.
The new look is far from "unreadable."
Well, it is “barely readable” if you only have one eye that works anymore, and even it doesn’t work that great after more than a dozen eye surgeries, implants and corneal tissue transplants. That’s my situation, but there are others here with 20/20 in both eyes that have dissed this new look, too.
IMHO, light text on darker background stands out best – at least at this site, and is how I have my own My Yahoo page set up. Perhaps, instead of WD giving us the default look they want for us, they could be like Yahoo and many other sites, and let US individually select what colors and contrast levels we prefer!