Don't get me wrong, I think there are a lot of good looking wp sites out there but they tend to be created by people interested in code and or design.
As a newbie to blogging software it seems to me that the design needs to go to another level. I would pay, and I suspect others would too, if somebody could create CSS that made my boring/plain/ordinary site look like these:
Of course the prices are crazy but I would pay $20 for one, IF it worked with WP.
Before somebody says "well, just learn CSS and build your own". I'm not good at design and it's better left to those that are.
Am I asking for too much? Is it impossible with just CSS and WP?
Here's my idea, run a competition similar to Alex King's but to view and vote on the entries you need to donate, say $5, this donation goes to the winner. BUT, by donating you get the oppertunity to use the template on you site. This option should only be available for maybe 3 months after the competition. After that the templates are available for purchase and WP gets a small percentage. This percentage may encourage users to buy rather than steal the templates.
What do other users think?