I had previously bought AppTheme's Vantage Directory Theme and so decided to pay the extra $29 to upgrade. I have launched it and one of my team is contacting service providers to advertise for a free year there.
However, there are issues with both the design - pretty basic with limited Child Themes available (and I don't really want to try and customize it myself) and functionality. E.g. after the free trial, the customers cannot automatically be enrolled either into a paying program or sent a reminder about paying options.
Are there any new alternatives for 2014 you would recommend, to get a Directory set up from scratch, ideally as a WordPress Theme or Plug-in?