I’ve seen people leave on other forums for the same reason, but my way of looking at it is, you’re on the forum for the community, not how it looks.Oh dear, this all seems rather messy to me. I managed the last time the forum was changed when many other members left in disgust but I find this annoyingly difficult to distinguish different sections and I find the light background just annoying. Dark would be far worse for me. Many of us on the forum do not appreciate other forms of social media and this place was a bit if a refuge. It will be such a shame if the community disintegrates as a result of the change.
I also find the box at the right hand side rather patronising. I suppose we have to be told this is still a UK pet forum when all the information in this thread is in US English.
It’s people that make forums, not software.
I assume you’re on a PC? The box on the right isn’t visible on a phone.