I know you can’t upload themes, instead just use the coding. My question is, are there any websites that offer WordPress.com themes that you can just paste the code and use it? Preferably free/cheap of course.
I’m still weighing my options of moving to self-hosting or just using the ipgrades.
Sorry, but I for one am having trouble understanding what you want.
It seems that you are considering self-hosting, and want to use WordPress.com themes. There are many more themes available for self-hosted WordPress blogs than for WordPress.com blogs. For example, there are over a thousand themes at: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
Now, if there is a particular theme available at WordPress.com that you have trouble finding elsewhere, that’s a different matter…