It's good to know there is another toolbar. Have to say, though, I am still baffled by the rigidity of text editing. In the previous eight web sites I created, I was always able to give them the exact look I wanted. You might find that "ugly and poorly designed," but it is what I wanted, and the people I created sites for have been happy too. I am using Tarski. Can you recommend a theme that does not "make the whole page look internally consistent" to the point that I am denied any formatting options for my text?
p.s. I should mention that with Tarski, at least, using Firefox (forget IE), it is pretty much impossible to place an image where I want it in a post. That, combined with the constant reformatting of my text upon saving, has been quite frustrating.