WordPress just released an upgrade to my theme – the only one I ever really liked from their available list, “connections”. I’ve stuck with it despite the lack of sidebar widgets, as I can live without the widgets I was really interested in – a calendar and search box.
Of course the first thing I did was mimic the default bar with those added 😀
They also added an option for uploading custom header images, including some funky cropping tool that I haven’t investigated because quite frankly I love the default header. I did change the header text to my favourite colour though 😉