The colour scheme itself is as near to unchanged as I could get it. I do think that the thread icons (the envelopes) do look a bit ghostly though and I'll have a look at changing them.
I'm still not convinced about avatars, as I really don't think that they would add anything to the forums. I may make them an option at some time. The profile section alongside each post is already quite big, and would get even bigger. Manos, I know that you want an avatar. Telling me over and over again won't make any difference!
Image tag is turned off in signatures to stop you putting pictures there
I won't have much time to sort anything out over the next few days, as I've got a brand new baby daughter to play with (Florence Louise, born 3 April, 6lb 8). I managed to do the upgrade while Becky was in labour (!) but I'm a bit busy now.
So have an explore, keep on letting me know what you like and don't like about the new forums, and I will get back to you before too long!