Another issue I noticed, besides the alternating black lines and not seeing the message counts on them, is that when I click into some topics and it jumps to the first unread post.....sometimes I see the posting and sometimes I see where the post should be and the box is empty. This applies to the posts before and after, if any. After a little while the boxes fill themselves with the post that the user had made.
Again as with the other issue that is happening, I am not sure if it is a bug or browser.
Just wanted to bring that to your attention Magister!