i had a theme rejected by the wordpress theme directory on the grounds of it being too boring.
the theme was modeled after the popular web publishing platform indexhibit.org and was intentionally plain and minimal.
"This theme is similar to your aav1 theme, both very plain black and white. We'd like to see more variety in the themes."
here is a link to an image of the theme- remember, its not about this particular theme. its about the idea of wordpress denying a theme on the grounds of the personal judgement of one individual's design taste.
i think this is an aggressive stance wordpress has made. has anyone else come across personal design direction and blatant distaste for style in submitting themes?