I dont think that i like them, as they add to the busyness, i love this site, but so much has been added that it has become to busy, you can make a site look too good! there is so many images, and so much going on, that it can become quite an eyefull to look at. the striped rows, the different sections, the images persections, and their sub sections and subesequent forums, it can all be an eyefull and confusing to anyone that is new to the site and looking for just some basic help because he/she doesnt have a large knowlege of computer.

and for those of you that are not sure what i am talking about, look at my sig, and title of this post, it will have a slight outline and background.

There is a big discussion about this here.