Do you see that problem only in Presentation or also in other applications?
If in WRITER, only for DRAWing text boxes or also for standard text?
We urgently need some more information.
The color I see in your screenshot seems to be not grey, but grey 70%. Can you please check and if necessary correct your report?
If you shut down LibO, rename your user profile (for WIN that's in "AppData", I do not know the folder name for Linux), relaunch LibO, do you still see that problem?
And yes, this default-status NEW is very worrying, but it seems that can not be changed with the current Bugzilla version.