I kind of like this bluish color, makes a clear difference that we are in a forum mode... we might want some links to point back to eyewire.org though.
I was looking around for different themes that might fit better, and I'm pretty sure we can style it with css.
Also, you asked it as a question, but it's probably more appropriately a discussion. Being an admin, I edited your post to make it so
I agree this is visually very nice!
The tags he was referring to appear to only be available to the person making the first post, when they are posting it. Mods can edit tags too.