I posted on the list, but thought I'd post here too..
Here's a Pd mod that I've been using. You can use color themes like in Pd-extended. There are also different inlets/outlets and cords for audio or messages.

I also put initbang and closebang back in
Unfortunately only tested/bundled on OS X
https://github.com/sebshader/pdnext/releases

I also updated tclpd which works with this bundle now
https://github.com/sebshader/tclpd/releases/tag/v0.4

here's an example theme
colors-plugin.tcl

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