Re: IE 5.5
I did NOT say this is a good browser or a safe browser; nor did I say anybody should use it :) What I am saying that according to different stats its share among internet users is approx. between 5-18%. Considering that the number of internet users in Nov. 2004 was around 360,983,512 (source) even 5% would mean 1,804,917 IE 5.5 users.
It is out there. Since the original poster asked for a feedback - I've provided one. (Sometimes people even thank for that...)
Re: ready-made templates
I'd be happier to see in the downloaded WP package several basic layouts (not templates or "themes"!) which are easy to personalize. I think it would make the WP world less uniform. NB.: if Kubrick is so easy to "customize and implement" why these fora are so full with help requests? Nonetheless, it's a nice piece of work.
Re: who is entitled to criticize?
In my previous life I used to make a living by being a professional literary and theatre critic (not in English, of course!). Does it mean I am a better writer, actor or director? No way! Despite the wide spread misconception a critic doesn't have to be a better author (artist, etc.). His role is different, and the profession requires other skills. So, yes, even not having a blog or a website one can have an opinion or. What I said or say about any website/design has nothing to do with the look of my blog!