Just installed Expression Blend (beta 1) This has to be one of the ugliest IDEs I've seen. It reminds me of wandering through the lobby and halls of the W hotel in Seattle at night! Creepy!
I switched to the Light scheme right away which is marginally better than the dark, monochromatic look.
What's weird is that some MS people think it's "friendlier, easier, more elegant".
If you don't mind, could we just have a "normal" Windows interface option - like in the good ol' days?