I would like to ask of the developers if they would consider packing 4 default templates with every WP stable release.
1st Template: the included default layout
2nd template: a 3 column version of the included default layout
3rd template: the basic layout but at a centered, fixed width (ala Greeny, Kubrick, etc.)
4th template: 3 column version of the 3rd template
I'm not asking for anymore to be done to the current layout that comes packed with WP other than to just alter it so that it is available in the 3 other layouts.
From what I've seen, I think these are pretty much the majority of layouts you see on other WP sites.
Am I asking too much? From a design and coding view I don't know, i don't know what it takes to get 3 addt'l layouts like this accomplished.
But this way you would give people 4 great alternatives - this is great for those who don't have a lot of coding skill, and those who don't want to wait for other 3rd party Theme developers to "catch-up" to the latest release of WP (ala Kubrick, Lee's templates, etc.)
Take this though further and with every alpha release the templates should still be able to work, again, not having to worry about toerh 3rd party templates not working,etc.
IMHO I think this would be a HUGE draw for people considering WP - having it come packed with 4 layouts to choose from instead of hunting and searching and customizing either from scratch or other templates, having to figure out how to make 3 columns, etc. etc.
So that's my 2 cents< I hope it's not asking much but it's something i'd personally love to see, and maybe if anyone else thinks it's a good idea they could respond here at least get the developers to think hard about it ;-)