Have you seen the new WordPress Theme Generator? This free tool was recently launched, and I tried it out today just for fun. (Thanks to Cory Miller for pointing me to it.) If you wanted just a basic, widgetized theme to customize, this would be a decent place to start. Using some drop down menus and color choosers, you can generate a customized theme in a very short time that works with WP 2.1 and all current browsers. I “designed” a theme and set it up in my test installation of WordPress and it worked fine. I didn’t go into the CSS at all- just installed a widget to make sure it worked. There is obviously a need for some tweaking, such as some padding in the sidebars and some other adjustments, but it’s a good idea and kudos to this young man from Rotterdam who built it!