I have long been looking for a nice, clean and simple WordPress theme and until recently it never occurred to me to try the default theme that ships with WordPress.
After a short 30 mins having a look at the theme and setting things up on my staging site I realised this was the theme I had been looking for on my personal site.
At the moment not a lot has been customised from the default out of the box theme. It is visually stunning, easy to read and beautiful in its simplicity – exactly what I wanted. Something I never noticed at first is how lightweight this theme is, on my server with WP Super Cache enabled this theme flies and even when logged in as admin (no caching) there is no noticeable difference in page load speeds.
There are a few things I want to change, I am not a fan of the chunky sidebar and will be pulling that in a little as well as huge space on the left of a page taken up by the page title. Apart from them little gripes I am liking this theme and look forward to what Automattic bring us for 2018.