Please note: this only affects you if you use Internet Explorer.
Due to a bizarre bug in Internet Explorer I’ve had to remove the nice gradient shaded backgrounds in most places for those browsers. Due to the strange way Internet Explorer deals with gradients, certain unrelated items sometimes simply disappeared, e.g. parts of the account login/registration pages, plus sometimes scrollbars.
Edit: The layout of the menus has also been improved for users of older Internet Explorer browsers.