So where does that leave us with skins? With those tweaks to Platinum (perhaps extended more completely to improve contrast in all areas), it is certainly now my preferred skin of the 3. It is also the one that requires FAR less tweaking by you as it has the extra functionality built in.
If others felt the same, wouldn't staying with Platinum eliminate a lot of work to add the functionality that the other skins are missing?
Still would prefer to see the latest 30 messages as a single block, or perhaps 2 pages of 15, rather than 6 of 5.