The Aries in me made me do it!! I’ve upgraded to WordPress Pro at $180 a year.
Immediately, I can tell you that the free themes on WordPress.com and WordPress.org differ from how they used to be. Many themes only offer one color, with the option to purchase the theme for more upgrades. This is at a yearly cost for the premium version of the theme, and on top of the $180 a year, it can get costly. However, I totally understand the issues the theme makers had keeping up with the FSE and block editor changes.
Now, there are free themes that offer color choices, so don’t despair. Just be prepared for the changes. CSS codes do not work to change colors, by the way.
There are so many themes that it’s mind boggling! I’ll be playing with a new magazine style theme for Word Craft Poetry. I believe WP takes me off line while I set up the theme.
See you soon!