yes, I did look at what moshu linked to. And now that I've seen your post, I looked at your links. I hadn't seen the aneko, and the cre8d one looks the best as far as how easy it is.
But all of these suggestions- (and I think you have to assume that we all used google EXTENSIVELY to try to understand this on our own) are for designing a theme, as if we were coders. Or techies. Or just that smart. maybe adeking could understand these. But not the rest of us dummies.
It has taken me an entire month - and I see that's how long I've been a member - to begin to understand relationships, a little css, and how to just begin to make Firefox's Web Developer help me out a little.
I understand that volunteers here are trying to help. But I've seen a lot of sarcasm, smart aleck answers, and replies that say, "Just add sckwerhhw to clkihkjer and put in div tags."
Those of us who commented above humbly say we need dummie help. Codex is almost impossible to understand, the way it is written. I think most people who come here for help, who don't understand css (and I know html pretty darn well, but that didn't help me for css) give up.
Here is what a Dummies page would say in Codex:
How to change the colors
How to change the fonts
How to get Firefox Web Dev going to read the Style file, and practice making quick changes
Why the Style file is so important (it gives the "clothes", colors and the visual instructions for every other section)
A mini dictionary of basic css ( a means..., p means...)
Oh, and this one took me days to understand: All the files in the theme editor say "If this file were writable you could edit it." What the h*ll is that supposed to mean??? Why not be clear and say you need to change permissions in your whatever, so you can edit this and change your theme? Tell people it's easy, just make a backup, fool around with it, try things out?
Okay, that's it. Now I have to go look at my questions still up and hope that someone will give me an answer to any of them.