Suffusion allows novice and expert web developers to build unique, highly functional and visually beautiful sites.
With Suffusion, one can deploy a very basic, simple site in no time or a complex, sophisticated portal with easy access to customization.
Typical users are unlikely to need to use these tools as the scope of options directly available in the theme options is so large that most users will find everything they need to create a totally personalized web site.
The theme includes specialized widgets that, for example, make incorporating social networking features a breeze.
The author has also made available a BuddyPress pack making the theme fully BuddyPress compatible.
Thousands of installations provide assurance that bugs are caught and with the author being highly committed to the theme, there is virtually no chance of having to cope with an abandoned code base.
I have worked with dozens of themes and purchased over 20 "premium" themes. Suffusion stands above them all.