Hmm I had a tough time finding the reply button...
I agree, it's a bit too contrasy, if it were this blue on a grey, then maybe I would be okay. Even so, the blue is a bit too bright. I love cerulean but on white it's eek!
The new logo is pretty cool though. Though, I thought the old one had style.
Regardless, all the ads still bother me. But then again this is a free site, so I have nothing to complain about.
I am a man of few words.