And if somebody really really wants dark on dark colors, he can just turn down the brightness and
contrast settings on his monitor. Problem solved.
Suggesting a large scale hardware symptom fix while a small scale software cause fix is possible isn't exactly the right thing to do :)
I have my brightness and contrast set up so that I can comfortably read off my black terminal emulators and my dark blue Licq. I have no trouble reading black text off white background in relatively small windows like the xconsole and Licq message boxes, but reading it off large surfaces, like a web browser, becomes hard on my eyes, especially when my room is relatively dark and I'm relatively tired. Added to that is the fact that my monitor isn't exactly top of the line, so you see some irritating flickering occurring in large white areas.
As for a grey background - nothing wrong with that. The standard netscape background colour is 50/50 grey. Works fine with black text - not with white text though.
And substance still matters. If the page is loaded with mindless crap, I won't care what color it is.
Cool, so then you can stick to the default black text on white background, while people who are slightly visually challenged in whatever way, or who simply have "bad taste", can choose to get a grey background with black text, or a black background with white text.
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