When comparing Molokai vs Leuven, the Slant community recommends Molokai for most people. In the question“What are the best color themes for text editors?” Molokai is ranked 4th while Leuven is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Looks great
Pro Strong enough contrast
Without being fully black on white (which is good on modern already very contrasted screens) it remains pretty dark compared to many alternatives; making it more readable.
Pro One of the most common dark themes
Default for Sublime Text, avaialble on IntelliJ products and Eclipse via plug-in. Usually ranked in top 3 of highest downloaded theme for a IDE.
Pro Easy to install with Vundle
Pro Helpful for people with astigmatism
People with astigmatism prefer the bright white background since the extra light causes your pupils to contract, which makes your focus sharper.
Pro Helpful for people with deuteranomaly
Leuven is a high-contrast theme preferring blue hues to red ones which makes it easier for people with deuteranomaly (most common form of red-green blindness) to distinguish different syntactical elements.
Con That pink...
The pink color is too vibrant if compared with others. It pops out from context and may blend with red errors in some editors.
Con May cause eye strain
People with blue-light sensitivity may prefer a dark theme.