why is picking a theme so damn difficult

THEY’RE ALL SO UGLY

all the free ones are ugly and too difficult to customize without having to just write a new stylesheet

and all the paid ones have waaaaaaaay too much going on or cost an arm and a leg to use and i’m just kinda fuckin’ around here

and the ones i find most appealing have disappeared from the web entirely

so…

i guess i’m learning to write a wordpress theme?

php and css

god help me