First of all,
I was working on this and had most of the CSS done for it. The major issue is a lot of the changes SE was making to their core was causing issues with some of the widget programming. This is one template that really should be done as a one-off for a company who uses SE as a core but has in-house admins to manually upgrade the framework. I understand you all want this... and we all know how begging works so well in life (sarcasm). If you want this so bad, hire someone. There are a LOT of good Zend Framework Developers out there who would DIE for this work.
It just makes me sick to read some of the comments people have been making (I wont mention who I think is the worst). It just needs to be said that complaining how you have been is not going to make this appear. This is BEYOND custom and if there are a few of you who want it. Maybe set up a group email system and hire a developer... you are seeing the pattern here right? HIRE SOMEONE !!!
There I said my peace
First of all, a theme doesnt take 1 year to make. Second of all, if you you have no intentions of doing the project just say you cant or dont want to. Now for the widgets, you can use the SE widgets and make the css custom theme based on their block. Its all the way the layout is set up. Hire someone to do it, if we had that kind of money to spend we would hire someone, that is why we are here to share and help each other with ideas. But we dont go around saying we are working on it, or like other who say it will be ready in 2 weeks, dont say things you cannot do and then come here and say people say this and that. They deserve to be upset, because I dont know how you work, but when I say something I do it. Otherwise I dont say anything at all.