@ the site "design":
WebmasterWorld is about content, site design is about "form"
Please keep it focussed on content.
I treasure the lack of 1998 (re-invented as "web2.0") clutter.
@ At being "professional":
A professional gets paid. These forums are free.
So I wonder if people really mean "unfashionable".
@ the pink/green.
Yes, a bit of a shock. Not my favourite colours.
... and if that's all there is to complain about ... ;)
WebmasterWorld team, please don't be pressured into directing efforts into design that has no connection to function.
At some point this "design" will likely be fashionable again - and the point is that this is one of forums likely to still be around.
A longevity that isn't currently "fasionable" either ;)