When You Have A Minute?

Can you sound off in the comments on how you feel about the colored text: does it help you tell who's writing what, or can you generally figure it out pretty quick? If we do end up adding a mysterious personage (or...two?) to our ranks, I'll either have to (a) set up some sort of different style for each writer so they don't have to go through the hoops I do to get colored text; or (b) drop the colored text altogether. I know what I'd prefer, but I very much want your opinion: what works best for you?