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We both know that the most important impression you need to make is your first one. So after more than two years, Drupal has a new default theme. The new theme is called Garland and was created by Stefan Nagtegaal and Steven Wittens. Garland will ship with Drupal 5.0.
Better yet, we added a color picker that allows administrators to change the theme's color scheme without having to touch a single line of HTML/CSS. So not only brings this new default core theme raw beauty, it is actually the easiest to customize Drupal theme in existence.
A lot of hard work went into the creation and selection of a new core theme. Thanks to everyone who submitted candidates that weren't chosen in the end. We'll add (or replace) more themes in future versions of Drupal. Great job guys!