I hate Moleskine's dark lines and paper this year! I opened up a new Moleskine notebook the other day and immediately noticed the lines are much darker than in Moleskine notebooks I've had before. I compared the new notebook to a Moleskine notebook I bought several months ago and not only are the lines much darker but the paper is darker too, and more yellow-looking. It is really not nice to look at!!!!
I compared my 2011 Moleskine planners to my 2010 Moleskine planners and found the same thing: in the 2011 versions the lines are much darker, and the paper is darker too and more yellow-looking than last year's paper.
Dark lines are distracting, and dark paper is not nice at all to look at, especially all day every day when using a planner.
I won't be buying any more Moleskine notebooks until they change the paper and lines back to their lighter colors!!
Is anyone else bothered by dark lines and paper?