I am now using i3theme-1-6-grassygreen, the 3 column, two sidebar version of itheme which I like.
The issue I have is this - I can create my own sideboxes within the sidebar just tinkering with
<!--sidebox start -->
<div id="categories" class="dbx-box">
<h3 class="dbx-handle"><?php _e('Categories'); ?></h3>
<?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=1'); ?>
<!--sidebox end -->
and adding boxes for what I wish. Worked with putting in an Amazon ad box. Worked with a list off RSS feeds.
But when I add a widget through the WP design page, the sideboxes go away. I can live without them, I guess, but the Tag cloud widget looked good to me, and I don't yet know how to fake it by hand in a sidebox. Anyone running into similar issues or can help?