User defined styles are off on purpose, much like skin options are off on the forum.
Yes, firefox and IE treat css differently- is something causing a readability issue? cause I seem to be able to read the page fine in IE and firefox.
Well I fixed the hovering "bug" that was causing you so much distress.
As for why those two pages "look" different in IE and Firefox, internet explorer has a terrible css engine. I highly recommend that if you wish to not have the internet look like ass you switch to firefox.
Internet explorer is not obeying the background inherit style.
Don't worry, I'm sure someday they will get it right.
I mean, afterall, look IE 7 supports the alpha layers of pngs....that only took them what... 4 years? maybe 5.. hum...