I've launched my Spring 2014 courses with a new WordPress theme. It's been a long time coming. While I started my install of a Network WordPress running courses in the Twenty Ten theme, I have resisted the move to X-Eleven, X-Twelve, X-Thirteen. Laziness?
I don't know, really. It can't quite be laziness. Customizing sites with a theme requires production of a child theme, which IS some work if one wants a color palette that works off a main header graphic. WordPress installs offer no easy color picker WYSIWYG CSS styling. But perhaps it was inertia. Twenty Ten was something I could modify (lightly) without too much effort.
Anyway, after four years it seemed time to move on.
The big disappointment for me has been the pseudo-footer widget feature. I "thought" I'd actually get to write some custom text into the real footer of the WordPress theme, something I had to hard code into the footer.php file with Twenty Ten. But the "footer" widget isn't really putting content into the footer. It makes a bogus footer above the real footer. Think of it as "ankle socks" for the theme.
Not sure how long I'll hang with Twenty Fourteen.