I’ll answer your two part question with a few questions of my own: How many Tori Amos CDs do you think I own? How many times do you think I’ve read ‘Twilight’? How many hours of my life have been devoted to watching ‘True Blood’? Answer: zero. Therefore, what do you deduce my opinion of the new background is? Though “hate” may be overstating it.
I think you need to have a background that gives some indication of the theme of the blog. If just skimming past I would assume that yours was a blog about good places to buy cheese in the midwest.
Does my blog have a theme? I think the entries are pretty random. I guess I could go with the basic principle of the title and try to find an image of a Celtics fan and a Lakers fan beating the crap out of each other. Or similar.
We will suffice to say that you have a distinct lack of positive regard for the new look. Which is fair enough. I will probably never read a Twilight book or watch the movies, but will tell you that you’re seriously missing out on Tori Amos. She is a musical genius.