*Does the hand time out thing*
I don't think anything negative was meant by suggesting seeking paid help. Honest. [Andrew gives thumbs up]
*Scrolling up to the top reads "New admin panel 3.8 is terrible"*
How about a 'plug-in' for going back to pre-3.8 exactly as it was before, where's that?
There are plugins that will bring back the 3.7.x admin experience. I don't have the links to those plugins but I'm sure you can locate them in the repo. I think one of them was named wp-admin classic and there are others.
If it's the color scheme only then there plugins that can help you from above.
More colors: http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-color-schemes/
Design your own: http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-color-schemer/
I guess if you remove their comments, it's not a problem.
Some topics do seem to bring out inflammatory comments and those just don't help anyone. Sometimes those comments do get deleted.
to fix problems that you created for no apparent good reason?
I get that you're unhappy but don't you think that's a little accusatory? Please keep in mind that I am not trying to wind you up.
While it's not always possible to please everyone (many people including myself really enjoy the 3.8 admin GUI changes) please keep in mind that the development of WordPress does not take place in a vacuum.
If you want to contribute to the development of WordPress then there are many ways to do that.
For now I think that one of those plugins may provide you with a fix to your problem.