I'm here to agree with the OP. I created an account only because I heard of a possible "plain jane" skin here. Ironically, even this is messy and hard to read. The front page has black on black rollovers that are ridiculous to navigate.
Would it be too much to ask for a few more color scheme options? I know pro-boards has quite a few decent ones you could install.
Everyone experiences music differently.To say that something is subjectively wrong with live music is to also say that you are more than just your credentials or experience. It says that you are above whatever it is that you see as being the standard. Breaking everything down critically to the point where you are above every matter looking down on it only isolates you and makes you look foolish.