Agree that colored text contrasts better on a black background too.
I still miss that way of doing development, probably more out of nostalgia than actual productivity.
For the same reason I definitely prefer to read long form text in light mode. Which means that I would have to switch between dark and light mode anyway (even if most web content was switchable to dark mode). So it's light mode for me with at most #F5F5F5 background for code