Since the CS migration, I've been sticking with Marvin3 Red, which wasn't really red enough for me. In fact, it was nearly not red at all. My "overdoing it"-o-meter is wavering, but I'll try this out for a little while.
The gradient filter is back, but only for the title at the moment. Might throw it at the comments as well.
It'd be nice if I could somehow modify the order of the items in the sidebars (Sharepoint style), but right now that requires skin editing, AFAIK, which means write access to an ASPX on the hosting server, which means no.