Today, I had some time to kill, so I converted over a friends' blog to Hybrid. He does have a lot of widgets that affect load time.
But hey, if I had nearly 1400 Facebook fans, I would take the load time hit on the Facebook widget too.
He was using the Cordobo Green theme, and now has a Hybrid News mod of mine. I do have links for tons of color scheme websites, but coordinating colors is not my forte.