I agree with Ontheliner. Coraline is a cheap-looking replacement for Cutline. The rub is that some of us took great pains to choose Cutline because of its clean, professional-looking interface and single or double column look. Coraline, inspite of its similarity to Cutline, just looks downright cheap and unprofessional. The type/font, the framing (of avatars etc) and that yellow background on "stickies" looks just hideous.
If WordPress wanted to replace Cutline, they should have, in the name of quality control, come up with something that was at least an improvement on a theme that was already good - on top of executing a transition that was seamless - sans the default widget stripping.
I found by experimentation alternate themes that were not doing this - i.e. the widget stripping. The rub was that these themes were, unlike this Coraline, not meant to be Cutline replacements. What gives here?
Yes, I know, I know. We cannot carp too much because all of this is free, right? Well, perhaps. But that does not obligate some of us to sing high praises for a "replacement" that looks like a clear downgrade.