I’ve tried dozens of WordPress themes over the years and I’ve not liked any of them very much. There’s always _something_ that spoils it for me. I end up creating a Child Theme and farting around but I never end up with what I really wanted. I’m not talented enough and I’m too lazy to spend the time it would take to create something perfect myself.
So, I’ve settled on the Independent Publisher theme for now. It’s pretty basic and I find it readable enough. There are things I’ll want to tweak (here we go again) but it’ll do.