I realize (now) that the site design was a community process, and this feedback may not be desired or appropriate, but, well, here it is. Vote to close if and as necessary...
I find myself not participating in Android Enthusiasts simply because of the new theme. It's been a couple of weeks now and instead of going away my feeling are intensifying. I almost don't know how to put what I don't like about the design into words, but I realize I have to at least try. The whole design is too...light? Bright? Monotonous/monolithic? All of which combines to create an almost literal blur. The beta design had non-subtle (but still non-obtrusive) color, the questions were easily distinguishable, questions with tags I like were well-highlighted. Different elements had texture or edges or were otherwise easily distinguishable from the background. The new theme is just too...subtle? All-encompassing? Overwhelming?
I open the site each day (via the Firefox Morning Coffee extension), and have participated daily since I joined 6 months ago. The last two weeks...more often than not, I simply close the window. I hope I'm the only one feeling this, but in case I'm not, I felt I should post it.
I know how much work a cohesive site design involves, and I in no way wish to denigrate the work that went into this site design. Tastes and styles are highly subjective things, and I don't expect to be liking everything I see on this great net of ours. The result of this design though is almost physically pushing me away and I just wanted to give feedback in case others were feeling anything similar.
Thanks for listening!