Hey All; I just wanted to thank everyone for this conversation so far. It's spanned a number of years so some of the links and so forth don't wok but the instructions and advice are sound and much appreciate.
I'm diving head-first into a buddypress installation for a church. It's amazing how bad -or- inflexible church web community software is. BuddyPress seems like a great fit. As a WP Developer I always start with Hybrid (love love love) so that's a natural fit for me.
I will probably have MANY questions so I'm hopeful there are some BuddyPress folks still monitoring this topic.
As a start I was wondering if anyone DOES have a hybrid-buddypress empty child theme available? I certainly don't mind doing the work but if it were already available...
Thanks in advance and I plan to keep this thread alive as I move forward.