I know what you mean about that. There are a few options you could try on your own though. Some monitors can be adjusted for brightness. Also if you set larger text, it doesn't seem to be as bad.
If you are in a dark room, the effect can be worse. Try back lighting the monitor. Just a small light in behind it will help.
Maybe they can save you some of the testing though and offer a different scheme.
I think the software allows it, but it's been too long since I looked at forum software.