Oh, you've changed so much already--
Don't change the thing wive all known and loved for so long
I like the old one!
I know exactly how you feel - I've been on TT for just a few months longer than you, I'm really attached to the old logo. We could brighten it up a bit, but we've GOT to use Mimitchi, and the old version of Mimitchi too. Mimitchi was the first ever Tama character and it just seems crazy not to use her. We could change the screen to a bright iD L background and make the V3 a brighter blue maybe even with a design, but we really shouldn't make it too new.
The reason I say this - a lot of impressions go on the logo. Let's say we used the new logo. A 15-year-old girl might love Tamas, and she might find a forum about Tamas called TamaTalk. She clicks on it, and finds this dark blue background with a cartoon-like logo. Her reaction: 1. This is is kids site and 2. It's for boys (although these assumptions are not correct). A lot of us here are teenage girls, so we really don't want to put off that audience. At the same time, we want to keep younger kids, boys and adults also on the site. The current logo - a simple V3 - is attractive for all people.
Also, the new logo might attract very young kids (4-7 year olds) who wouldn't do well on TamaTalk because they are simply too young to be on a forum site. Although I have nothing against younger kids, TamaTalk is not the place for them, and with the new logo, it will seem like a kids site when actually I'm almost too young for it at 10 years old.
My main point is this: The new logo will attract very few of the right audience, and will attract more younger kids and less of the intended audience, teens and adults. TamaTalk will degenerate into a kids site if kids who are too young come here. If people want a kids site, they should go to Moshi Monsters or Webkinz or TamaTown, but TamaTalk isn't a kids site and I think we all want it to stay that way.
Thanks for reading
~ Dazzmina ~