I played around with Coroline on a free WordPress site first before deciding it was the theme for our company's intranet. My supervisor really liked some of the widgets that were available and I really liked how easy they were to assign to different categories or pages. Now that we have theme installed on our web site I no longer see all of the same widget options and the way widgets are handled is different with widget logic instead of the easy way of choosing which page or category etc the widget displayed on.
Is there different functionality depending on whether you are hosted with WordPress or your own server? I did not have the latest version of WordPress when I downloaded the theme, could that make a difference? We have since updated WordPress but this issues still exists.