Customize your online community
It's actually unrealistic to expect one product to satisfy everyone's design taste. Some people like the spaciousness, some don't and call it "poor use of space" - while in this case, it can all be tweaked via interface just by entering your default template's suffix for no padding and problem solved.
Jumping up and down happens to all sites if you start scrolling before the page loads.
All in all, each site needs a personal touch, and none of the components, let alone component overrides are out of the box solutions. Which is why we help all of our clients achieve the closest look to what they have envisioned.
Bottom line, tastes are different - in life and in web design. if someone says Monica Bellucci isn't beautiful, I guess I could understand that - but would leave me very puzzled :)