Update 11 October (from Catija) -
Thanks for sharing your concerns about the design. We can tell that you care a lot about how the design looks. While we weren't expecting the response that we got here, we are discussing things internally and seeing whether there are adjustments we can make in response to your specific call-outs.
I'll try to get an update to y'all by the end of the week.
As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with design and bug). Thank you for your valuable design feedback.
I have really enjoyed working with you all to create this theme. Thank you for being an awesome community, and I hope you enjoy the new design!