And I have WP Designer to thank.
My new blog will be coming just as soon as I get my wife's photography site and blog set up. Take care of the missus first.
If you've ever wanted to learn how to build a theme from scratch, head to that site. His words not only break everything down into easy to digest bits, but even a layman could do it. I had an advantage with my knowledge of XHTML and CSS design, but I am a near-noob in PHP so I came away with more knowledge on that subject than I had before.
Overall... guy rocks. Go to his site. He designed Rick's theme after all!