I have been using Solarized all since it first appeared, both with TextMate and Sublime Text. It always bothered me that the selection is so dark though, so the first thing I do is to change the selection color to #DDDDDD. OK, this color is not really part of the Solarized palette, but it works great for me and does not clash with anything else.
For Sublime Text 3 you can make the changes to a copy of Color Scheme - Default/Solarized (Light).tmTheme inside your Packages folder. That way it will not be touched if the original file is updated.