Im going to be starting a 'news style' wp blog.
Not having much experience with WP im wanting to know if the better option would be to go for an off the shelf theme/template or to go for something like Thesis DIY which i can play with, use virtually any plugin and also constantly update?
Im leaning for DIY...
Thoughts? Anyone with direct experience?
Additional info: I want to use my own advertising plug ins instead of adsense or the like. I also want to monetize via advanced methods such as classifieds, business pages, jobs etc