I can't read the dark mode at all. It hurts my eyes big time. However a lot of people on the other forums have favored the dark mode. And you can set the contrast on your monitor to dim that bright white background somewhat. Of course, doing that will also lower the contrast on every web page you visit.After you log on, you can click on the three dots to the right of your avatar and select "Light Mode" or "Dark Mode". Light mode is with the stark white background. Dark Mode is with a dark gray background and white script. I much prefer the Dark Mode.
ETA: Isn't this neat? We are already joining together to answer some of the main gripes that people have had when the others made the change!
I ALSO WANT TO ADD: There will be no such thing as new threads or posts you have made. It is ALL called conversations now. I think this is also changing the forum format to look and act like a smart phone - just one of the things I find infuirating to my old brain.
And yes, I agree that it is STERILE, especially since now all the headers look alike across all the forums. Minor variations only.