I had 0 WordPress experience 3 days ago, and little prior HTML an CSS knowledge, but when I installed this theme I had no problems adapting it to look the way I wanted it to look. It's very easy to control (aside from the topheader on mobile devices, but I haven't checked support for that, so might be an easy fix).
It gives a very solid base to build your site on, easy slider controls with the option of hex-codes for when you need a color to be spot-on. Plenty of text spaces that can be turned of and on at will, to make your site as bold or as trimmed down as you like.
It works great on tabloids and phones as well (although I only tried Android devices so far, so can't comment on IOS devices).
I'm very happy with where it is now, but I'm sure that over time I might want things different, and I know that with this theme I can do that because it's extremely flexible.
So from a beginning WordPress user, huge thumbs up for making it so easy to make my site look so great.