The lack of unique branding and pure uniqueness in premium WordPress magazine themes:
follow this search, view the results and compare it to this showcase of magazine layouts by commandshift.
See the difference?
While most of those socalled premium themes are wellcoded and have applied a grid layout, ALL of them are lacking a remorable branding or logo. What is the deal with purchasing a “Premium” theme for a good amount of money (between 49 and 99 USD) with hundred others? If it’s really premium, shouldn’t it be limited to say fifty downloads?
And where is your remarkable branding? Hire a good logo designer for more money?
Then the costs are nearly within the range of a fully customized layout, that fits all needs and is built entirely to the customer specifications.
And speaking of lack in unique “premium” design: there is no sign of a brand new idea, those “premium” themes are just reapeating each other in style and tech (e.g. domtabs),
just a copy of the NYT wrapped with CSS in a bunch of divs sold as a “premium” theme?