I use the ThemeBlvd Jumpstart theme for most of my client sites. It is the best bare bones theme for custom Wordpress development that I have found. The compatible plug-ins are great because they are optional and work perfectly when you do decide to use them. I, personally, always read the full description on any plugin to decide whether it will work for the purpose intended and the theme I am using. When one won't work exactly as I would prefer or doesn't work with my theme, I move on to another. I find it childish for anyone to complain about not getting a free plugin as has happened here. Jason is a top notch developer who offers fantastic customer support.