There are some awesome, hard working and inspirational theme designers out there, but some so called “theme designers” are simply lazy bastards that churn out theme after theme with little or no variation between them.
Many seem to think that it’s acceptable to simple change the header graphic (or something similar) on a theme and release it as an entirely new theme.
Some may even get adventurous enough to change a few minor elements of the css file, such as the color of links and consider that, coupled with a header change, to be a new theme.
Well screw you lazy bastards! When I’m looking for a theme to either use or build off for a project,I don’t need or want, to trawl through theme directories that are full of the same frickin theme posted with 20 different headers and 20 different names.
If you want to have more than one header for your theme, launch the theme with a header chooser. The same goes for the css. Give the user the option of which css style they’d like to apply within the themes admin menu.
But please, stop flooding theme directories with the same theme over and over again because you are either too lazy to code in the choice or are just greedily seeking attention for your theme. All you’re doing is pissing people off and making it nigh on impossible to find themes that are actually worth using or building off.
Also, while I’m at it, if you feel the need to release your theme 20 times, with 20 headers and 20 names, then the chances are you’re over compensating for the fact that your theme is shit!
How about you invest the time you’d otherwise spend in adding and uploading all these variations into actually polishing, refining and delivering a kick ass theme instead of 20 piles of penguin droppings? People might actually want your theme then!
Note: The theme designers and groups I’ve linked to in this post do both free and premium themes. I have no affiliation with them or their work, I just like their themes.