Oha. Definitely a change. 🙂
I set up a little blog for a client recently, and I found “Palaam” to be quite handy and versatile (I think it’s 3-columns version is called “Seashore”). It did require additional plugins to realize my project, but they were ready in seconds and worked smoothly (Amazon widget, sidebar gallery, events calendar).
“White as Milk” is very zen-like and nice to look at, but it isn’t widget-aware, and therefore not the choice for people who have a lot of off-site stuff to be pulled into the sidebars.