Originally Posted by Blasst
I am another user who really likes the retro look and have grown fond of it over the years. I'll give the new look(s) a whirl, and hope to find one I like. I am surprised that more users don't use the retro look, but based on your report of how many use it now, doesn't sound like there is that many. Change is good sometimes, yet it will be tough to give up seeing the old guard retro look here........
By the numbers...# Members using what styles...
Default = 1m+ (Of course as most people do not change or are not aware they can. They just come to post.)
Black = 3433
Retro = 933 (Of which only 450 have been on the site in the last 30 days. Does not mean they posted.)
So really, if it was just a sole choice made on cost vs use and the maintenance that goes into keeping more than one...we would only have one. But we for sure needed to have a dark theme and thus at least made sure we had one.
(I tried my best to get the right data from the database as their is no direct report for this. I needed actually go into the database tables and I am far from an expert in that. But I can run a query and that is what I did based on the style ID's set in the user tables.)
Anyone with the retro them is supposed to be defaulted to the Dark theme upon import.
Doing what we can here. As mentioned, the site change will not suite all. I am fully aware of that and really have had the team put thought into it.