2. The footer would be just great if it’d have 4 (four) places for widgets (that’d be 5 in total for the theme). Why are there only 2 columns? It simply doesn’t fit into the overall 4 columns grid of the start, tags, and archive pages; http://j.mp/Imbalance2Demo
Well, I hope you’re right regarding the code quality.
Regarding the footer I’d really like to see two more columns for 2 additional widgets. There are so many cool widgets around and it’s just sad to have no space for them … when there’s so much space available.