Second, Biodun comments:
I know this is off-topic and probably very different from what most people have been saying...Well, part of why I do this is to teach myself website coding. People didn't like the all black scheme, I didn't like the all murky grey scheme, so I compromised with the boxes. However, I'm open to persuasion for anything that I am actually able to code (or anything someone can explain to me).
but I hate your new site colours, especially the grey boxes holding the posts. I think they're ugly.
Can we have a vote to see how many people want it back the old way?
Perhaps a three column effect, with black side borders, and grey central column, with no boxes? That was the intent when I last changed it, but, well, my coding with CSS is pretty dismal.
Sticking to a dark background/bright text though, personal preference, high contrast is good.