In viewing all of the personal sites that use Justins's themes, I see two basic presentations: Those that are pretty straight forward and look like a "blog" (read: boxes), and those that look like a magazine, or scrapbook page (original and fresh).
A short story: As a DJ, I have studied every possible option for a DJ booth. Everything. I've taken all of my years of learning and playing and finally built my own booth. In the end, I dumped it and bought the same thing everybody else is using because, frankly, it works better.
Here at JustinWorld, there are some basic, boxy sites put together by very qualified designers. In my 'blog' immaturity, I wonder if there is a secret, like that people really just want what works (boring/boxy) instead of seeing what I consider to be fresh and original.