Wow. I just revisited this thread after being away for a while.

My intent is NOT to make everyone go to a lighter theme. I would like to see the ability to choose the color theme. Whether that be dark/light, or a plethora of themes - I don't care. The dark theme, for me, is NOT a good fit. I've heard others voice their opinions in this same area. They (and I) put up with it because it is what it is. Hopefully we can come up with a method/solution that allows for personal preference to win out.

BTW - the thought about someone sitting at a computer for 12 hours a day and having problems with that is not a new one. In the early days we went from white on black, to black on white, and my favorite - green on black. (I've even had a yellow/amber on black.) Marathon programming sessions became a lot easier with the green on black - for me. Others like different ones. We picked the one we liked, then got the job done.