Oh my sulz you're beginning to sound like one of those assertive and empowered women that threaten men.(lol) I've heard that hanging out with coyotes will have that effect. I mean once one has learned how to keep and use a howl list one will never give it up, right?
I'm also a Regulus user and have switched back and forth test flying every one of the themes. The ones I find least appealing are those with hearts and flowers and girl in green. The second least appealing themes to me are the blue and white ones.
While we're on a roll listing preferred themes I would like to one up your total sulz by requesting that the new theme I'm using on http://timethief.wordpress.com called "Light" also be shortlisted even though it hasn't been around long enough to become popular.
I find "Light" works very well for presenting my environmental/political information. I presume it would also work well for presenting other professional and business type information as well.
Thus far all the widgets are working well. The only constructive widget criticism I can offer is that the calendar widget [and IMO this ought to apply to all calendars on all themes] ought to have the same features as the one on the Regulus theme which I use on http://coyotes.wordpress.com. Specifically when you hover your mouse over the dates you should see the titles of the posts made on the date in quesion.
If we are speaking strictly of aesthetics [and I ask you what artist doesn't consider these to be of import] then I believe the Light theme could become more popular even though it lacks a customized photo heading feature, if a choice of colours for the headers and the highlight text (see the blog name subtitle) as well as the article titles could be made.
While I'm on the aesthetics kick I would also mention that the appearance of the sidebar would be more tidy looking if the widgets had icons or dots like one sees in the Regulus theme (see for example the listing of categories and sub-categories).
Generally speaking white and blue and gray and green are "cold" or at least "cool" colours. IMO what we lack is the "warm" colour shades and this is normally a reflection in art classes at any rate of male predominance. I have a strong personal aversion to the themes that look "dirty" white on their outer edges like Sapphire. But most of all I'm surprised that white is the only predominant background colour chosen presumably for contrast sake when cream is another and warmer coluor choice that developers could easily be make.
I'm one of the people looking forward to the release of Fauna. The built in customization Joen has incorporated in the Fauna theme strongly attracts me to it.