Wasn’t that one inspired by Ambiance?
Should we really argue about the meaning of the word? It’s clearly less “light” than the previous light Ubuntu theme. Like mentioned, it resembles the previous “dark” theme more.
Again, it’s less about the aesthetic for me and more about readability and having the eyes adapt when moving between the contrast levels.
Speaking of contrast, this particular forum’s theme also has an “inverse video” header at the top. But it’s less jarring because these particular colors create approximately the same contrast as black on white in the body.
I see that as an unfortunate adaptation to the fact that Ubuntu does not supply a light shell theme (which Radiance also had). So yes, if the frame is dark, the theme might as well have darker headers too. I’d really like a light frame.
The other thread mentions something about GNOME working on the top bar adapting to the wallpaper… maybe that would improve things.
You probably meant “shell theme”.