Theme Options – Friend or Foe?
It’s getting quite clear now that the 2012 trend on WordPress theme is less theme options,
Minimising theme options used in themes, coupled with careful consideration of a component’s application in the theme and a selective placement of WordPress filters, allows for a richer theme setup experience for our users while still adding a level of flexibility that is possible to hone in on, should you wish to do so.
…but smarter themes that understand your needs better. Read the rest of the WooThemes post here.