> Also, is there a reason you don't put solarized settings in gvimrc? It might simplify things for you.
I didn't know this was a thing.
My only issue of separation is that solarized on terminal mode doesn't work for me in dark mode. It even won't switch to light mode from dark mode, just brown turns pink or something. It will start in light mode though and I do like light mode. All of the other settings work in both terminal and gui macvim.