GD for the Web

“Starry Night” backgrounds reduced proportionately; from being a symbol of the future they were turning into a sign of the web’s early years. Its meaning shifted to the opposite: from future to past.
1. The idea of futuristic mood looking of web is very interesting. Now the web looks neutral, and quiet looking. Is it because users don’t think the web is new technology anymore, or the way it looks is the future-looking design now?
2. Does templates like build your own website(myspace, youtube) made users more focus on making contents?
3. Although frames aren’t widely used anymore they remain a very natural web design element that are even more recognizable than the classic table layout.
What else is going to be translucence in the future web?