blinking8s: good stuff - you're on my 'favorites' now over at photoblogs.
i posted myself a bit early over there myself, withonly 6 entries or so. but, here's what i have so far:
i was going to do a movabletype setup, since i use that for my text blog. i'm quite glad that i stumbled across pixelpost, otherwise i'd still be dorking around with templates.
i used one of the included templates as a starting point, and am now left with something that is original. i haven't moved the css out of the html files yet though. i left the comments template alone for now, but will tweak that up eventually as well.
if anyone wants a copy of my template, let me know. it's pretty basic but i like it.