After over analyzing I finally chose Genesis as I thought it was the rolls-Royce for themes. My initial reaction was underwhelming.
But then I remember why I went with Genesis over Thesis. Better initial design. And this was still true (imho), I just thought they’ll have more customization options.
I guess it’ll take some work to get the sites to look the way I want. I did discover another “Theme options” panel, which seems like it’s built into WordPress already. So guess I’ll have to work with WordPress as well as Genesis to get the look I want, obviously. More work ahead.
A premium WordPress themes framework that I’ve used in the past that offered a wealth of easy customization was ElegantThemes. It had nice widgets to change lots of things like all the colors. I didn’t go with them because it doesn’t seem to have many SaaS web app themes.
I’m really enjoying using Genesis so far. They have an insane amount of 3rd party plugins to enhance your Genesis themed blog. There’s truly an ecosystem behind the Genesis theme. I am glad I went with them.