I downloaded WordPress a few days ago, found a free template at Viewfinder Design to use as a starting point, and tweaked things quite a bit to get the current look on my site, http://www.fiskemiles.com.
I plan to do a little more with categories and then leave the design alone for a while and concentrate on content.
I've been very impressed with the application, this site, and the WordPress support community.
This is a great project! I've been telling all my friends about WordPress.