It is certainly different and my first reaction was Wow it is bright but I am adjusting and rather like it however I suffer from partial colour blindness so I am the wrong person to give a valid opinion.
I barely had time to get used to the old look, and I do like this. I can tone down the brightness on my computer. But Bookworm is right, the font in the message boxes is tiny. Can you make it about this size? Those of us in bifocals will love you forever if you could, lol.
Gee whiz, in here less than 24 hours and I'm already griping. Sorry!
Peace and blessings,