Change the contrast on your screen. The orange is mild-to-dark at best.
zoomkat:as I mentioned at a different post, I am going to be publishing a version of the template for people to revamp it at their own will. We came out with this design very much in line with the rest of the website, also trying to make it inviting to different types of audiences. I can anyway understand your concerns when it comes to a design not fitting your needs.BTW, I am trying to read inbetween lines the terms you are using. I guess where you said "stupid design" you meant something like "I would have made it differently", right? Because "stupid" is among the way of describing others' work that I could list as offensive.