Great article, Siobhan, and tkanhs for linking to my related post.It would appear that you struck a chord with Jay Drake. Unfortunately for Jay, I agree with you completely. The Themes on every single one of these sites that add encoding (or worse) are outright crap. They’re not kept updated with current WordPress standards and features; they’re coded terribly, and most of them are ripped from legitimate Themes. Their entire raison d’etre is to push SEO/spam links. I guess Jay is okay with that; well, I’m not.WordPress users should absolutely avoid these sites.