The template also has several pre-configured color themes you can choose from, and the sidebars have adjustable widths. The sidebars are important because I'm developing a new Image Ads component/module/plugin and I'll need to be able to set a specific width to make room for the ads. The Image Ads system will allow users to create an advertisement, upload an image, then pay me via PayPal subscription with monthly auto-billing -- and I'll be sharing it for free on JoomlaDigger.com so keep checking back!
I'm also working on a new social sharing plugin to help you place professional-looking social sharing badges on your articles, similar to Mashable.com, TechCrunch.com or HuffingtonPost.com. There are plenty of plugins that will spatter your site with social bookmarking buttons, but this new plugin will let you place a few of the interactive numbered badges on your articles in a tasteful and less spammy way. Stay tuned!
All in all, the new template is streamlined. It's not the prettiest template out there, but it's built more for function than form. It does what I need without the frills and gimmicks, and doesn't distract users from the useful articles, downloads and registration forms (and pay-per-click ads).
More to come soon, keep checking back for the release of the Image Ads system for the simple way to let people auto-pay you a monthly subscription to advertise on your site, and the new social sharing plugin to increase your site traffic without making your website look unprofessional or desperate for attention!