Nice list of WordPress themes, I’m often asked about my theme and about the design of new blogs, so let me give two tips I always hand out:
1. Make your site the best reading experience you can make it.
2. You don’t want my theme because you won’t understand how to use it.
That said, I took a look at this list and if I was starting out again and didn’t know how to make my own theme, here’s the two I would be torn between:
– [Duet](http://thethemefoundry.com/wordpress/duet/): I’m not a fan of two column articles on the web, but that’s easy enough to change that I’d still go with this theme.
– [Manifest](http://themes.jimbarraud.com/manifest/): A close second, but I’m leery of how it would work on iOS devices compared to Duet.