I'm still not into black, love me some white websites.
I have never worked with woot themes, but you may want to consider something else.
I have never built a site where i didn't entirely scrap my original design. I'm not a pro of course, but sometimes its faster.
I made another site in K2, and was thrilled with it. Spend like 3 weeks fcuking around with K2 to end up with something that looked nothing like K2.
Now I think that was a big waste. K2 is chill, but too plain.
Anyhow, check out Elegant Themes. You may be able to find a sample theme to download somewhere. I would pay them if you make some money.
Nova from elegant themes is slick. But it would require a really nice image to fill that giant featured item spot.
Maybe even a few images.
Also, you could easily make that header with a clear background.
If you want something easy to fix, those pages on the slider are turning way too fast.