Yeah, I don't think it is 'majority rules' even though the poll at the top might indicate that. People who already have what they want don't bother to vote. Most of the votes for black on white date back to the time before I changed it so the ones who liked it the way it was, white text on black, would not bother to vote.
The reason I changed in the end, goes back to the days when I used to have a beard. The boss of the company that I worked for hated beards and would not employ anyone with a beard. So as soon as I left that company and got another job, the first thing I did was grow a beard, which I kept for the next 15 years. However the lesson was leart, every time I went job hunting I would shave off the beard and then grow it back after I got the job. Not having a beard represents the status quo, in Britain at least, so someone could take a dislike to you for having a beard, but they could not object to you not
having a beard. Eventually I realised that even I didn't like other people with beards, so I shaved it off for good.
It's the same thing with this text on background thing. Black text on a white background represents the norm, the status quo, so nobody can really object to it. Whereas doing something different might alienate some
people, and indeed I've found it does, so why lose customers over something that, in the end, doesn't matter very much.
Kev will disagree with this, saying one should stick up for what one believes in. But I have a more practical bent.