>> But in any case, the theme framework will be required to run any child theme developed for it. <<
Seems to be a show stopper there..buying the framework in the other words. No such thing as a trial version of the framework I guess. What would be nice would be a video of the admin interface showing the options for menus, widgets, etc. Other theme companies (DIYthemes-thesis, iThemes) have these "look before you leap" videos. I'm checking out Hybrid and Thematic right now, but I would like to find a commercial version at some point.
Thanks for the reply.
>> I wish there was a way to try it before purchase. <<
Agreed. I've spent way TOO much time on finding a theme. But, I've learned a little about WP in the process..so it's all good.
Thanks for the reply too.