I took a crack at attempting to create a skin here on ASC, and it was brutal. There are a million settings and graphics that need to be made for each and every button and corner. It was just rediculous at the amount of time you would need to pull off a skin so I gave up on the idea. Also doing so requires admin privlages to be granted in order to edit and test the skin. It seemed like an easy thing to do at the time until you see what's involved. I've grown to love the default vB scheme though.