I was poking around ROM Manager and found GFlam Live Wire theme lists LFY 1.8 as a supported ROM. Thinking about trying it. Anyone try it yet?
I agree with the general sentiment I'm reading in this thread that the Halloween theme isn't a great choice for a default. It is pretty in your face, though I suppose many themes are. If most seem to like black bar -- well, this isn't it. This is just offered as one user/fan's opinion.
Like @Amrov, I'm looking for compelling reasons to move from 1.71 to 1.8. I read the changelog and didn't see anything jump out. I wonder if it may simply be too early for 1.8. I think what we might be seeing is that the changes are too slight to warrant a new version. It sounds like there are some pretty cool features coming and the bugs are being worked out now. To me, THAT sounds like a reason to upgrade!
Of course, many who root like to try the latest and greatest. That's why I am probably going to try 1.8 now anyway!