I am having good success with my beginner site using Dolphin. I have been in the project management over web development for years for companies and I must say that the ease of installing and all components working for me has been a breath of fresh air. I agree with the comments about template design...I think it is best to start out with basic and make your adjustments per customer or per site. You just can't please them all and no sense in making a template of hours worth of designing and no one see more buy or use it. I simply went in with a basic template and theme that I wanted and replaced images throughout my site to give it the look and feel I wanted....and it rocks! :) As long as everything is working as it should be...I can't complain one bit!
Below is the legacy version of the Boonex site, maintained for Dolphin.Pro 7.x support.
The new Dolphin solution is powered by UNA Community Management System.