I'm not new to xenForo but I still hate it. All forums I have seen using it have been either completely black or completely white, the completely white, like you, hurts my eyes and gives me a headache. The completely black puts me off reading things, I have no idea why.
Give back the old forums.... I couldn't deal with the complete blackness of smashboards so I simply quit once it updated - I don't want to have to quit smogon too, but just the layout of this forum makes me neither want to post or read, because both give me a larger headache (literally).
Also I like the new smilies :D
Glad to have back though!
Edit: Wow, I edited this to see what it is like and the complete whiteness sticking out from the blue makes it seem even whiter... Dear god save me. ;_;
since i was on loa when we went down, i returned and was like wtf is up with smogon (i was told on irc ofc), and survived by my constant irc presence. personally i preferred vbulletin layout, but i can live with this. now if someone posted a dark theme on stylish or something similar (not sure if the old one still works on new forums), that would be cool and would look better imo
I (kind of) like the new layout, but the only bad thing that came with changing the forums is that now, we can't edit our current posts, which is bad for stuff like viability threads and other things that constantly are edited. (These smilies are kinda cool tho)