Rather than starting YAAWPS as a topic, thought I'd just throw a note in here! ;)
http://www.chait.net is my home for the moment... I came across WP, and it had all the basics I wanted in a site management tool. Not all the bothersome stuff something like Nuke has, but all the basics to get started.
I've done HEAVY editing of the index and css. I've tried to follow some 'css rules' and order the data, always include data (and display:none it when I don't want it shown), to maximize CSS processing.
It uses a modified banner-plus-three-column layout. The right side is pretty standard, though I've added an RSS aggregator on the homepage, a latest-posts history, and the meta links use CSS trickery to overlay graphics over the text links.
The center column depends on a bunch of tagging so that I can really play with the layout. You'll notice if you click on the first test post, the style 'changes' when it is showing a particular post rather than a category -- this was the neatest trick I've added so far, just finished it up tonight. You'll also notice a (Page #) inserted in the top-left of the article body when not on page 1 of a multipage article. And of course, the post meta-info is shuttled into the top-right of the block.
Margins and padding don't work on all browsers equally. This stuff works for IE6, but firebird is a pixel off, and Safari is off by a LOT.
The left bar I'm leaving open at the moment. I'm looking at adding amazon links and other ads, etc. for the moment, it's a place for a simple background element. ;)
The banner section uses the sliding-windows thing pretty much right off A List Apart, to get the categories as cool top-tabs.
The RSS feed is causing me the most CSS-style-overloading headaches. The #menu has all the overloads in the world for playing with the style of list elements. So I haven't gotten the RSS links to actually override the base link coloring... I'm still learning the intricacies of CSS.
I look forward to further enhancements -- personally waiting for multi-category (and possibly sub-category) tagging on articles. I'm almost ready to start putting together my first 'real' article, so stay tuned (probably 6 pages, LOTS of images interspersed).
The other 'trick' I want to work on is callouts within the article body (quotations or otherwise) being floated elements 'around' the location where they are 'embedded' in the article. Whether they float within the content block, or get floated over into the left-edge column (picture an article that has embedded links to products, and the amazon pic-price-links show up neatly outside the block, but reasonably aligned to the text...).
Anyway, glad to be a WordPress hacker! :)
Feel free to post here, and/or drop me a line at davebytes AT comcast DOT net.