It's just good business sense to integrate the option to change background colors and note colors to gain more customers. I guess I'm going to be using evernote now that springpad is leaving me, but it is painful to give up my color coding for work/home projects. I used springpad and plan to use evernote to manage events/tasks for my work in higher eduction in addition to using it for personal notes. I know the color issue didn't just come up now with springpad users searching for an alternative. I have spent quite a bit of time searching for another app that is more visually pleasing (looked into trello), but think I'll be with evernote... but another visually pleasing app could easily pull me away. Of course there are other features I liked about springpad, but the color thing is a no-brainer. Missing springpad dearly.