There’s still a place for commercial themes.
An old acquaintance called up asking for help: he was rebranding his family business with an emphasis on heavy machinery and he wanted help with a website and logo. I said sure, as long as he wouldn’t mind using a pre-made theme.
It had been so long since I had tried to quickly throw together a website that I had forgotten how amazing it is to be able to purchase a decent commercial theme and deploy a site so quickly. We pulled a heavy-machinery-looking font and color scheme and had a site up on super short notice. Fun, so fun.