I've almost finished ("almost", because I'm sure there are still a few bugs to iron out - there always are) the 6th incarnation of this site. This is mostly a visual/layout overhaul, with basic functionality remaining the same as previously (because I think that I'm finally happy with it).
Yes, the reds of version 5 and before have been put back into the closet, for now (though as ever you can access older versions of the design through the footer). They may make a reappearance in the future. The aim of this redesign was to make the actual design visually less distracting. The focus is on the content, not the denim wallpaper.
To that end, I've made a few other changes to the layout. Extra information, not as important (in my eyes) as the rest of the content, is now all in the footer. Yes, I've gone with the bigfoot approach. Comments are on the same page as the rest of the content now, and articles are all on one page rather than spread out over several as some were.
The archive page has gone missing (actually, it's still there, but it seemed nobody was using it and it was taking up valuable primary menu space, now occupied by a quick link to those infernal cheat sheets. The "About" page is also due to be changed and expanded, but for now remains the same.
Finally, the home page now inludes some useful links to the most read, more commented-on, and most recent posts on the site, as well as links to a few of those posts I feel are some of the most useful ones here.