I’ve released my first public WP theme, with a little more explanation here. It’s basically an attempt to exploit Template Tags and make WordPress function like a small-scale CMS. If anyone happens to download and try it out, please leave feedback. Thanks!
Wow. Yours is exactly what I was looking for when I was in search of a blog template — I wanted a spot that would list the last few topics on the right hand side, plus a spot for loading in a lot of my old restaurant reviews. I wish I had found yours first. I’m too unsophisticated (and busy) to make the switch now, but if, say I win the lottery and can hire someone to manage my stuff, I’d use yours. Nice-looking.