Another project this weekend involved installing another blog (wordpress) and Wordpress' new default twentyten is exceptional. Much easier to customize. A new install for a client who didn't have a blog before was under an hour to install and customize.
Then I redid my own, and it took less than 20 minutes to add new header, background, widgets, footers, etc. http://biz-comm.com/blog/
Much more install/customize friendly than earlier versions.