Nope, the new colour scheme doesn't work for me either - too washed out and the green lettering against the (what colour is that?) discussion title bar is difficult to read. I can also see the thinking behind the "tick as L", but I think it just doesn't work either. Two other things - the page numbers on this discussion (1-4) have been replaced with links to all 400+ discussion pages, and on some discussions I seem to be missing some of the comments that people have added.
Keep trying Phil!
I'm glad the old page is back... it's more friendly!
Sorry Phil :-(