I know a lot of people are annoyed with the Gears of War background skin and icons. Regrettably, at the moment it is not possible to enable the use of multiple skins to members on Forumotion boards. (This may change--there's a campaign by some other admins in the Forumotion community to make it happen, but at the moment it is impossible to members to switch skins on their own.)
However, I want to be a fair and open-minded admin so I encourage you all to post links to skins and / or icons that you think would work well here. They can be images you made yourself, or they can be images you found on Google Image Search; I don't really care. I'll use anything that looks cool as long as none of the members have a serious problem with it.
You want to help improve the quality of this forum? This would be a good place to start.