When I was going through my bloglist revisions in my previous post, I also fiddled with the layout.
I didn't want to have any significant changes, but after seeing a bunch of other blogs with my same basic blue/green layout, I tried to adjust the colors - only to find that it was nigh-impossible to adjust the background without completely changing everything else. Also, when I had finished, I realized that somehow the default font had changed to something...wider. And of all the options available, changing the default font didn't appear to be an option.
As I've mentioned last year,
my goal has been to use a color scheme that's reasonably legible and not
too high-contrast to minimize migraines. If some of my color changes
(primarily font, since I couldn't find a way to adjust the background)
result in something being hard to read, let me know and I'll adjust.
I like blogger for the most part - it's free and I do appreciate some of the google-based analytics. I still use statcounter occasionally (very occasionally), but that doesn't keep track of everything from when I first started posting. But I'm open to other hosting options that may have more flexibility but are still free to extremely cheap.