I seems I am making a slow move to Plone. I just replaced a static Manila-driven homepage of me with a Plone site.
After working on a Plone skin for a client it seems creating a design for Plone has become less of an obstacle. The main problem I have is lack of time: there are many details to touch when doing a “real” new Plone skin. So it currently is running the default skin. It’s kind of ugly but still works better than what most people run as homepage in the computer science department (BTW Tom Lazar seems to do amazing work with Plone).