As promised, we've been working behind the scenes since the recent vBulletin upgrade to try and clean up some of the things that were annoying you. The biggest of those were the horrible fixed width, glaring whiteness, lack of colour and a few other aesthetic things. Thanks to forum mentor TimIgoe we now have an updated template which is a HUGE improvement. I'm sure you'll all agree that things are looking a whole lot nicer around this place.
Unfortunately in implementing the new template, we lost a few of the fixes that we'd done prior, so those will be reimplemented ASAP.
We still have more tweaks to make and some accessibility issues to address, but I hope that in the mean time this new look will go some way to making this place more pleasant to hang around.