Hey Lauri, first of all I liked your redesign especially the section where you mentioned all its existing problems, and that’s really good! However, I think you should stick with 1–2 colors only because if you look at the page, the information hierarchy is somehow getting disconnected due to multiple colors. What I think, may be you should give it another shot by removing all background images and make rest of the interface minimal so that it will have more breathing space, and I’m sure it will look awesome; think of Medium and its ui assets. However, Medium still has a lot of usability flaws :) Let me know what you think? Cheers!