however the icons in the dark theme are hard to see at times
<p>Remind me which platform you're using? I have seen this, and I agree that we need to fix it.<br></p>
I remember back to a blog post when 3.0 was known as 2.5, reading
something about motion backgrounds coming, is that still planned?
Yes, this is still in the works. The alpha is not a complete product, it's just a, "hey, look at what we've been up to for the past 3 years!"<br>