You know, since finding out that I can make my phone's display monochrome and actually doing so, from an aesthetic point of view this website has become much more pleasant and much less jarring to use.
The usability issues persist of course, it doesn't fix them, but from a purely aesthetic perspective, it now the case that this website is no longer terrible.
I highly recommend that when you next come to introduce a new design that you consider, seriously consider, adopting a monochrome approach. It makes everything much calmer, much less distracting, much easier on the eye, much less headache and eye ache inducing.
I'm personally such a fan that I am yet to find a website which isn't improved significantly by now being monochrome rather than full colour. I'm even preferring videos and apps in monochrome, especially at higher brightness levels.
Try it out, it's kinda jarring at first when you initially make the switch, but once you have gotten used to it it is a really pleasant experience, much more so than the alternative.