The lite version didn't satisify my client's needs. So I went pro and can recommend going pro. If you don't need features like hiding meta information and you aim for a straight blog, this theme should be a good start for being free.
Thanks for providing this great theme, very clean and organized. I used it for my site http://www.parvusconnect.com and absolutely love it! There were very few things I wanted to change but nothing required more than a tidbit of CSS and PHP.
Great theme, thanks!