I'm using this very popular WP theme. I'm getting the impression that the developer is done with it :(. I've seen several threads on here reporting problems with it, in particular since the release of WordPress 2.8.
1. Another person takes over development of the theme.
2. We form a group and try to help each other out and develop the theme between us.
3. Or perhaps its time to reluctantly move ona nd find a theme that does work properly with IE8 and WordPress 2.8.