In general when someone purchases or downloads a WordPress theme these days, there is this expectation that it will support all of the functionality WordPress provides, that it will be "customizable" from top-to-bottom and that it will work with any one of the 20,000+ plugins available in the plugin directory. We have fed those expectations by developing theme frameworks, endless theme options, shortcodes, metaboxes, etc. which has lead to an unsettling commonality in the majority of all new themes released by any theme provider today. My fear is that the element of "true creativity" is being sacrificed by these "expectations" and that the idea of creating an original theme without all the extras is somehow a "bad thing". Thoughts?