So far as I can tell, there is NO RYME or REASON for what people prefer...Light for me! I'm surprised it's not "light" by a landslide; not just because I couldn't stand the "dark" theme when they opened the new forum, but it seemed like everyone was complaining. I found it harder to read and would say it strained my eyes. To each his own though – as long as there's an option to stick with the light side.
EXACTLYIt is funny that there seems to be equal comments saying "the dark/light is hard on my eyes." I don't generally use my computer or phone in a dark room – always heard that causes more eye strain, but who knows. Maybe now we know who's reading in a dark room and who's in a lit room?
Oh yeah, just to confirm, if the choice is "dark," that just means the default right? Us rebels can still switch to "light?"