Well... I know what you are saying, but the ak is beautiful to start with.
I don't mean to be offensive or anything, but I'd just like to defend my word.
1. I do not mean it to be graphically heavy, but more consistent in professional and clean style perhaps with div sizes and just overall VBB style.
2. There are a lot of things wrong with the current styles, and I know YOU know it isn't perfect, so why not make the experience more enjoyable?
3. There are other styles, but they have the same issues. It's not an issue of colour or graphic heavy appeal, but overall professionalism asthetics.
I do a lot of professional large corporation layouts, please do not misunderstand and underestimate.