The second is an affiliate review site. I would like it to have the ability to have a featured review taking up the top space below the header and then three columns of products with the ability to write blurbs with each one. I realize this will probably take some combination of plugins as well. What thisiswhyimbroke is doing with their layout is similar, but I want to focus more on the review and some humor. Less random, more about something specific.
The third site... Well, that's my baby, and I want to attain some additional experience before moving forward on that. I'm not opposed to spending money on this, and have looked at Genesis, Thesis, etc., but I want to spend it wisely obviously. Any advice would be helpful, thanks for your time.