Just a gentle reminder that the css extension will be going away when the wiki skin is refreshed. Far too much hacking going on with it.
There will be things implemented in the skin within reason based on feed back when we get to that point. But yes, we do need consistency within the Wiki, and the css extension is being used for purposes it was not intended for. Sorry, but it's being abused and will continue to be as long as it's available.
Certain styling can still be applied in wiki text, but modifying major elements that isn't supported by MW will be discontinued in the future.
We've had some discussion on this in another thread or PM...can't remember which but it's something that the Staff and Z feels should remain. Yes, it's use should be limited on STEP-based Guides. We all agree with this. Z has already taken care of some of this by improving the default CSS based off some of my personal CSS edits (mainly spacing related) and removing its use on most of the Guides. We've been making an effort to reduce its use on the official STEP content; however, the main reason to keep it is for the non STEP-based Guides that we have around (SR, Fallout:NV, Fallout 3, Oblivion, Mass Effect, etc). These Guide should be not be restricted to the STEP-only "theme" as they're not STEP Guides nor STEP related...not to mention they're well known and are popular.
Another reason is, it can be used to supplement an official Guide like its use on the ENBSeries INI Guide. Its use there is to align elements to a specific layout for the compares and the compare text. This would be possible using inline CSS; however, that is very inefficient. Since the code would be repeating 100s of times, it's far more efficient to use the css extension.
So there have been legitimate reasons to keep the extension around voiced by Staff.