Thanks for the advice. I'm not having a problem, though, with making or modifying templates. Modifying index.php isn't a problem. Creating a brand new template for WP isn't problem. Making WP apply that template to permalinks
is a problem, because it won't.
Your idea of making a seperate stylesheet for different "pages", using the same template is interesting, but unfortunately, wont work. My goal is to have each category get it's own template, with it's own static links and permanent content...not doable with CSS alone.