The shading for accepted answers was a nice UI touch, please bring it back.
It's been turned off on the whole "Trilogy". See just above the last graphic here.
@Jeff: Turn it back on, please!
I see some people hated the high (for small ammount of high) contrast of the accepted answers' background, and some of us miss it.
Coul we have it back in at least a pale green colour?
#d3ffde? This would be subtle enough and work the same way it used to for those of us that have already trained ourselfs at not looking to the checkmark :P
Jeff changed it as one of the tweaks to the look & feel of the sites. From the lastest blog post here
I just deployed a change to remove the accepted answer color to make color schemes a bit easier for SE. But I do believe that we can and should do much, much better than the existing Stack Exchange color schemes. Seriously, what does this say to you?
I am assuming this change was also applied to the rest of the Trilogy sites. It's a bit disconcerting but I do like it better. It does make answers easier to read, and helps on sites like SF or SU where we use screenshots on white backgrounds.
The background colour doesn't contribute any additional information that the checkmark doesn't already. And, with users' own answers already being a different colour, it's confusing to remember which is which.
I don't mind the missing background, it looks cleaner.