Hey Lou, I appreciate the comment.
For me, the most important thing was something that was not only easy to read, but something that reflected the basic color scheme of the entire website. White text on a dark gray background just made sense (and I still like it).
If it makes a difference, just think of the white text (all of the comments/experiences/advice) as "a light in the darkness" or even better, "the light at the end of the tunnel!"
Wait, now I like the color scheme even more!!