I wanted a simple way to share my family photos. I tried some other themes, including a premium one, but finally found this theme, which was just what I was looking for! Links to my gallery posts show up in square boxes displaying the featured image on the home page. Clicking those boxes opens the galleries.
I modified the theme style sheet to make the posts slightly wider to accommodate my slideshows. I'm also using some NextGen Gallery plugins with it.
Suggestions for improvement would be to add native support for menus and an easy way to change the header style. You can add a custom menu in a sidebar widget, but I use post categories for navigation anyway, so it doesn't affect me.