Mark Jaquith, over at the make.wordpress.core site, introduced the new default WordPress theme to be introduced in WordPress 3.6. Twenty Thirteen looks like nothing you’ve ever seen in a default WordPress theme and to be honest, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
I am aware that what we see now is just an early rendition, – love the colors, don’t like it being boxed on my 27″ iMac – but I’m not sure what to think about the general direction here. It’s geared towards Post Formats, for which the UI will be revamped in 3.6, and I’m not sure that is the direction a default theme should be headed. Why? Because from where I’m sitting the main usage of WordPress has been sternly going into the CMS direction for quite a while now. I personally thought Twenty Twelve was a good step in the right direction and feel that only using one cycle (WordPress 3.5) to get people to use Twenty Twelve is too short.
Or am I wrong here? Should there be alternating types of default themes for us to play with?