Regarding the themes, there's a new free theme that;s come out that is incredible. It's easily customisable, fun to play around with, and looks great. It's kind of like Thesis... but it's free!
Check it out:
This theme is amazing! Unfortunately, we'll probably see it everywhere around th web in within a few weeks, so I'll have to stay with a premiuim theme.
Personally, I don't like premium themes. It seems that all the good ones have been used so many times they don't even seem premium anymore!
amazing there's such a free wordpress theme like that.
I think I'll keep it for my next site... great share.
FreebiesDock does look really impressive... thanks for the share, Nic
Usually I wouldn't post links to a list of free WP themes as they all contain the same themes over and over again, but this list by Enk (chidimar) has a few ones I haven't seen before, so is well worth a mention: