>> I don't like the way the quotes are rendered, you shouldn't have to mouse over them to see it.
i also dislike the rollover quote box that hides the quote. if i'm making the effort to quote someone, then their quote is an integral part of my response, not some tangential fluff, and it needs to be considered inline.
and what about the times where you often have to quote multiple people and address multiple points? this will quickly get ridiculous. for instance, see this recent example.
as for the argument that everyone merely re-posts long quotes of unnecessary stuff from the previous post, I disagree and in my experience here I don't believe this is even true. occasionally this happens with noobs, but by and large the most people use quotes thoughtfully and carefully to address specific points raised by a previous poster, often from several posts (or even pages) back.
until this is corrected, i suggest we quote people in the manner demonstrated with iamthwee, above. just put some spaces or dots between the quote tags, and italicize the quote in question. I think it works out pretty nice.