said 9 months, 2 weeks ago:
I’ve been building WordPress sites for many years, and in the end, it comes down to this for me: I got tired of buying poorly built themes with technical problems that ended up not being supported when WordPress upgraded.
So I made up my mind that I was going to go with either Genesis or Thesis because I saw them as reliable, robust, and well designed. I’ve used both, and I finally jumped on Genesis as my platform.
If you are serious about being online, the hassles of free or nearly free themes and their quality (or lack of) and features (or lack of) is going to become a serious issue for you.
I’m sure there are a handful of other companies who do excellent work that are not Genesis or Thesis. I don’t know about them, so I couldn’t choose any of them.
Kristi’s article is excellent! Thanks for writing that, @kristi-hines!