Count me as one more Google Reader faithful user who really doesn’t like the new look.

Google, don’t make the mistake of dismissing all the criticism as “They’re complaining because it’s different, they’ll get used to it, we just to wait them out” and take the time to ponder the new look.

It’s basically black and white, with a lot (a lot) of empty space and a selection that turns the foreground (yes, the foreground, and the foreground only) of the font to red:

I mean, the whole page seems to be using five colors total. Surely it’s possible to make a better use of colors without going all psychedelic on us?

Any default theme of WordPress looks ten times better than Reader right now.

Come on, Google, you can do better than this.