When I started setting up this wordpress blog, I was went through hundreds of potential themes. I tried a couple of out, and none of them seemed to work with what I had in mind. That was until, I came across a theme by a local South African boy, Adii. The theme is easy to use, clean and friendly. It is also widget ready, which made it a breeze installing plugins. I made a few slight adjustments, but all in all a great all round theme.
Adii has also been doing some great interviews in the interweb, with various WordPress peoples. Check out a list of all of his interviews here. This dude has loads of talent there, keep an eye on him :)