It's a pain to have to highlight (or, on some mobiles, copy/paste text into a different app) just to be able to read a post. When I see the big break under a post from someone's illium allegiance or groups display, I never know whether it's blank, or just white text that I'm missing. Some folks will maybe figure it out and use the remove formatting key instead, but some most people either don't notice or don't care, since on their view it looks fine. Reading light text on a dark background hurts my eyes and gives me headaches if I have to read too much of it(my eyes are effed the heck up and are pretty sensitive), and so this problem probably bothers me personally a bit more than others I got to wondering, why do we even need white or black as colour choices? All the styles right now have either a white or black background, on which the opposite colour is the default text. It would save browsers who use the opposite style this headache if they could be removed.