Photoshop CS6: Something is terribly wrong with the new dark interface

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The new Dark interface is great, but I think there is something very wrong about the way the human eye perceives it. When you have several icon buttons and one of them is selected, it is too difficult to see clearly which one is selected. The background is dark grey and the background of the selected button is a darker grey, but since the icons, text, etc. are all white and light grey, the amount of light coming from them darkens the darker tones makes difficult to tell one dark grey from the other and they all seem almost black so you can barely see the selected button.

Here is a picture example. At left you have the interface in real colours, but at right you have how the human eye interprets the darker greys due to the presence of the white elements all around:

I think the solution would be to fill the background of the selected elements a middle grey instead of a darker one.
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I guess people see those dark colors in a different way.
Photoshop elements uses a color scheme (skin) similar to that, which i do have trouble seeing, but that's probably why the dark ui in photoshop wasn't as shocking to me as maybe some long time users of photoshop.

I do prefer the lightest of the four choices.