This is a theme I made because I wanted something minimal but attractive.
I'm pretty sure this will get unfavourable reviews.
I have no userphoto code in this theme by choice. If you want userphotos, it shouldn't be too big a deal to put them in
the green might be a little bright for you, but that's easily changed too.
I based it on the kopete and clean themes.
Additionally, if you don't like your system messages being called "(something's afoot)" you can add those to the list of things you edit :P