So… I finished the theme with all the nit-pickiness that accompanies an official WordPress theme.
I’ve gotta re-tweak it before I make the final version what I’m using here. But there you go. A full demo is currently live at http://wptest.herbertlives.com but once I start on another theme that site will change.
Enjoy! And feel free to leave suggestions, questions, comments, and smart remarks right here.