WordPress debuted three new themes this morning. I love new themes. Even if I don’t adopt one of them, it’s always fun to see new design ideas. The one disappointing thing has always been that some of the best, most interesting (to me) new themes have been “premium” themes; you have to buy them.
Until today, it hasn’t been too difficult to turn my back on the premium themes. They’ve always got one or more shortcomings — things I don’t care for that might or might not be correctable with my meager knowledge of CSS. Add to that my penchant for changing themes and it’s been pretty easy to walk away.
Today, however, the new premium theme, Mimbo Pro, is causing me great consternation. Because I like it. I like it a lot. I’ve poked around quite a bit in preview mode and can’t find any features that disqualify it. Doggone it, WordPress! I don’t need to spend money on a premium theme! Sure as I do, I’ll find something about it that I really hate. Or I’ll want to change themes again in a couple of months. Or something.
Besides, my current theme, The Morning After, is quite flexible and I’ve spent a lot of time fine-tuning it. Changing themes would mean a lot of work, a lot of tinkering. Still, I really, really like Mimbo Pro …
(… so if this blog goes haywire someday soon, you’ll know what’s going on.)