Chris, this is not the tech section of the forums thus it's not the place to debate 3rd person view. If you're really serious about convincing people please open a thread in the tech section and write a detailed and thought through argumentation to why we should be using 3rd person. Make sure you incorporate other points of view into your argument, especially those that would be opposing. Be aware that a one paragraph post boiling down to "I really want this because I want this" will not change anyones mind on the subject.
I can fix the upper right corner via the user tag module. Yours is currently badly readable because you're still only a registered user, not a member. Thus by default enjin assigns the colour black. I'll try to change that default colour.
The event section is a different problem, in that module there is only a hand full of colours available and if we change the "time" one the main text would most likely become unreadable. Maybe we'll find a fix for that, but no promises.