I see a lot of chatter on here about starting up niche websites using Wordpress and custom hosting but having always used Google blogger and now only just branching across to Wordpress I have a question. How do you deal with the themeing stage of running Wordpress websites? With blogger I used to just design the specifics such as the header, background etc but with Wordpress you need to have a full theme to look professional. Do you guys know photoshop, illustrator, CSS and PHP yourselves so just bang out a theme and get the site running? Or are you like me someone who is scouring the interwebs to find someone who can design for you at a reasonable price. I I have so many ideas in my head for niche websites but feel held back by the whole uphill of getting the Wordpress site themed. For someone like me who is on the first run of the ladder $500 a theme is too much every time I want to build a website.