Since the CS migration, I've been sticking with Marvin3 Red, which wasn't really red enough for me. In fact, it was nearly not red at all. My "overdoing it"-o-meter is wavering, but I'll try this out for a little while.
The gradient filter is back, but only for the title at the moment. Might throw it at the comments as well.
It'd be nice if I could somehow modify the order of the items in the sidebars (Sharepoint style), but right now that requires skin editing, AFAIK, which means write access to an ASPX on the hosting server, which means no.
Its somewhat bright, but over all I think it looks good.
Thanks Bob - I like to think that it's bright because I am. Damn, I'm good*.
If you put the gradient in the comments I think it would look "off". You'd most likely have gradient from top top bottom in your title and left to right in the comments. If you were able to keep the gradient running top to bottom it'd still look bad (IMHO). You'd end up with a double gradient against the title and your comment section will be 1/3 black until you started getting any red into it. Just my opinion. Final observations: it's bright, but looks good.