I just spent a week looking at themes... I literally previewed and installed about 100 themes and saw some beautiful ones and some interesting ones, but the one thing all of these theme had in common was the lack of features to customize the theme. If you wanted to customize the theme you had to go in and code it differently, in other words make a new version of the theme.
This is not the case with the "SUFFUSION" theme. Although the theme might not be the most beautiful them eat first sight, it is certainly the MOST CUSTOMIZABLE, the MOST FLEXIBLE and the MOST POWERFUL theme I have seen amongst the 100 or so that I installed on my blog.
I am VERY IMPRESSED and THANKFUL that somebody understood the importance of giving a user the ability to fully customize a theme if they are making the theme available online for download.
THIS IS WHAT EVERY OTHER THEME SHOULD STRIVE TO BE LIKE!
In fact I would suggest that the WordPress theme takes a close look at this theme because it might want to consider making this the default theme, because of all the options for customization it offers. If this were the default theme, I am sure almost nobody would ever look at other themes.
If I had to say something negative, just to balance out all of the positive things, I'd say that it could use some help with the general presentation of the graphics (one can tell it comes from a very experienced coder, rather than a web designer) and it could offer some options for different buttons or different sets of layouts, but other than that I really can't find anything bad to say about this theme!
I would STRONGLY recommend to anyone to try out this theme. Once you harness the power of this theme I assure you that you will never go back to another theme because every other theme will seem too limited in comparison.
Download and install SUFFUSION, make the changes you need from the Theme Options (no coding required!) and you are good to go. If you know some CSS you can make pretty things without having to alter the SUFFUSION code at all so that it's always easy to update to their new versions (I've been using the theme for 2 days and there already is a new version!).
The theme even has a support forum of its own! I just don't know how else to tell you: THIS IS HOW THEMES SHOULD WORK!