Many potential users of Backdrop are not themselves competent visual designers, and don’t have access to or the resources to afford a designer. We should offer them more choices.
I propose that we find or construct three or four ready-to-go themes. They should come with the initial download, and should not require any customization at all to use. A new user should be able to simply enter content, choose one of the ready-to-go themes, and launch.
Once again, I think Wordpress does a good job with this. Here is their theme browsing window. It's possible to "try on" a theme without committing to it, which I think is both cool and useful.
[Update: it appears I thought I was pasting a screencap in here, but it's not here! I'll see if I can find it.]