I've just created a new WP blog after moving here from Typepad. In selecting a theme I looked through virtually every theme available. While I found some undeniably beautiful themes (much more attractive & graphically diverse than what's on offer at TP), the one thing I found lacking was themes with extra wide text panels for essay style blogs like mine.
For some reason, the default theme style appears to be 2 relatively narrow panels, one for text & one for sidebar. That doesn't work well for someone who writes long posts about politics, art and culture like me. I need more text panel & less open space in the margins (like in most WP themes). I'd urge some theme authors to either modify existing themes for larger text panels or write entirely new themes for people like me.
Oh & while you're at it couldn't someone create a theme appropriate for Jewish bloggers containing graphic symbols, archive photos or other documentary material from Jewish life & history? Anyone wishing to do this who needs help finding ideas or material for such a theme should e mail me via my blog.