I was using Graphene theme of WordPress for quite some time. The biggest takeaways from the theme are extreme customization (font families, headers, footers, analytics), sliders, nice graphics and more. In the last few days, I started tilting more towards simple themes that would offer very simple layout and page views. So I started playing with multiple themes and finally zeroed in on Twenty Thirteen. Customized my header image and added a few widgets. Changed a few fonts and colors to make all the components gel well. Finally, added analytics code to the .php files. I am all set now to use the new theme for a few weeks.
Now that I am using a simplified layout, I am continuing my search for themes that offer simple sliders along with very simple main column. Suggestions are welcome.