I'm up to date with Master, so Javelin's changes should all be there, unless there's any textures he changed that I don't have.
This is all still a test build, so it's not really a release yet.
Can you check in the old version if the same thing happens? It might always have been a problem. I've not touched anything to do with the HUD. The darker HUD might be to do with the texture that's used to display it, so might be related to the work Viper did.