ok as requested by those who need a guiding light STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CHANGING YOUR STYLE ON THIS SITE
STEP 1 click on UCP or "User Control Panel"
this leads you to further options such as "Board Preferences"
STEP 2 click on "Board Preferences"
this provides you with a page of preferences that you can set
STEP 3 click on "My Board Style" it's about half way down
STEP 4 choose the style that you wish to have as your personal template default
you will see this long list of styles, choose one of them and press SUBMIT