Overall, how do you find the visuals of the default skin?
They could have gone with green instead.It's blue, I'm not a fan of blue skins at the best of times. I never use the default skin on a forum, so wouldn't use it for that reason... but it's fresh and clean and easy on the eyes, so for a default out of the box theme it checks all boxes!
Eek, no .. the YUI buttons aren't my flavor really. the ones here saying post reply and such as refreshing and modern look. I like them.
The only concern I have with the skin is readability. Because of the black-on-white topic/post layout, I can see some people complaining about it being too bright, or a bit too distracting.
Of course, this can be amended through the CSS, but I can't help but feel that if the white in the post backgrounds was replaced by an off-white, or even a very light blue, it would make it look a whole lot 'better'.