Dark themes are too easy for Merlin. I want something which has more depth, something of a quality we haven't seen since the early Tussauds era. Not just a cheap, spooky overlay of what's already there.
Yep dark is inexpensive to do because you can often just buy old bits of junk in for theming and a lack of painting or TLC doesn't show. Not really a suprise that Merlin loves it these days.
Saying that the themeing around Wicker Man was excellent and I hope they put as much effort into the CCL revamp.