Bit of positive feedback - I think the shell is now looking pretty cool!
These darker transparencies push the theme a bit more towards the “luminous” end of the spectrum, rather than the “fresh air” of 17.10, but that’s fine IMO. I like both approaches as long as either is done nicely. Also, I think the shell now has a slightly night-time feel, which works better as a context for the multicoloured accents.
You know what else… with this current setup, I actually think it would be tenable to bring back the Unity 8-style orange launcher button. I’m not saying it’s mandatory but I felt the orange button simply didn’t work with earlier versions of the Communitheme shell. Whereas now, if I mock it up with a current Communitheme screenshot, I like it!
Anyway, orange button or not… I really do think this is getting better and better as time goes by, so well done to everyone involved. With this current shell, I think I’ve even come to terms with the blue!