Its updated, and the update has a new modern look. That's a plus.
I'm not the kind of person to give mindless feedback though, since that doesnt really help anything and makes me feel like a bobble-head doll.
So here goes:
Its very dark. Too dark, IMHO. The theme itself feels very heavy. My first impression logging on was that of a weight on my eyes, as if I had to lean in to read the text properly. This isnt the case (I'm not that old yet) but it was a psychological effect.
A dark background mixed with a lighter news/text/forum field would help to bring the text forward, make it visually pop, and thus make the site feel friendlier.
Also the background image is too symmetrical. I feel its trying to go for the same look as the splash screen when logging into EU
. The magic of that particular screen is in its asymmetry.
Anyhow, I'm not trying to disparage. A change was made, and it was a good change. But like anything it takes a few versions to get it right. On none of my sites am I on any of my first 5 versions of the theme... they can always get better!