That is looking good, Rusty. Shame about that big blue bar at the top of the screen now - IE is obviously having a problem here.
I suggested a user themable weblog a couple of months ago, when I first started reading Kuro5hin. This would be a nice addition IMO - so that I too can have purple,green, blue and yellow pages (just like my My Yahoo pages) and be sick.
The grey text is really readable, more so than black. And it looks less cluttered in some ways, and more cluttered in others, but the white space really helps. I am glad that story titles are now left aligned, it seems more sensible.
One thing: On the comments pages, there is a huge white gap on the right hand side after you get past the 'related links' boxes. Would it be possible to eradicate this?
Shame I missed the huge fonts :-( and why does it say "Replying To:" when I am not replying at all?
Popular story too, one of the most popular yet?