This is just a suggestion. Even if I feel very satisfied with WordPress.com, there has been a feature I've missed a lot.
From the beginning, I've used an Under the Influence theme for my blog web site (Asturgalicia.net). I love this theme, firstly because it has three columns; the third, a sidebar one where I can include lots of widgets. Besides, I like the possibility of including videos, video links, or pictures (galleries/slideshows/single pictures) in each post, that are also shown on the homepage.
I would appreciate a lot if you would create a similar theme, keeping all those features that it already offers, but with the extra option to add a jump break to your posts, so the posts will be displayed with just a short summary on the home page and a link to read the full post, that would be below.
The jump break has a number of great advantages. If you display full posts on your home page it will severely slow down the load time. Also, with the jump break in place visitors that land on your homepage will see a selection of your posts without the need to scroll. It's also more professional looking and as visitors have to click through to the full post, it increases page views.
I would love to have these advantages combined with the ones that already offers the Under the Influence theme.
Thanks for giving me a chance to explain my suggestion.
Blog url: http://asturgalicia.wordpress.com/