Clean, Creative, Eye Catching Design that will stick in a visitors head. Typeface should be clear, headings bold. Threaded comments with easy to understand reply and thumbs up images for commenting and reviewing.
Website should look creative, not corporate, and not to cartoonish.
Examples of websites I like;
www * webhostingbreak * com (love post layout on homepage, table is clean, images are clean
www * mashable * com (social media implementation is excellent on post pages)
Most importantly is ease of use. The website will have review stars implemented into the comments (visually add this to the mockup) as well as display the editor review at the top of the post (visually add this as well). An example of another site I like is;
www * elegantthemes.com/preview/InReview/2011/04/23/htc-evo/
I only am giving these websites as examples with the hopes a creative designer can understand what I am seeking, and implement the best aspects of each of these examples into one glorious theme. Throwing in a bit of your own unique creative side is a plus!
If you create the theme I select, I will guarantee I rehire you to complete themes for several other websites (at least 4) in the next month.