Thanks all. Sorry if I misspoke, I wasn’t necessarily asking for theme choice recommendations (indeed I can install any other theme), just wanted to bring up an issue I was having with a stock theme.
I took a brute force approach and kept switching between global themes, plasma styles, and colors until the dark theme finally “stuck”. I have no idea why it decided to not work out of the blue.
I also have a few other machines with Manjaro KDE on them and they don’t have this issue. So it could just be pure freakin’ magic. I believe I saw something about settings not getting saved correctly and that being fixed in the next Plasma update? If so, that should address my issue. If not, then hey, here’s a potential solution for anyone else who searches for this on the web like I did. Pay it forward.
Edit: Aaaaaaand it broke again, back to like it was, after a reboot of course. Hahahaha! And here I am thinking I can just end the movie like The Breakfast Club and walk off…
2nd Edit: Yeah, I think I must have had something wrong on my end, not with the OS or KDE, and I figured reinstalling was a lot faster than trying to figure out what was causing this weird issue. So reinstall I did, now I don’t have issues. Thanks everyone for having the patience to read all this.