I’ve been building, and managing websites for what seems like forever. I’ve always loved WordPress, but in the last few years I’ve learned that there isn’t a lot more I need than WordPress + the Thesis Theme for WordPress.
If you have a website, and aren’t running on Thesis you probably aren’t up to spec as far as performance. I don’t know why more big sites aren’t using it. They really don’t have a clue how much Thesis does to improve your site’s speed, indexing and performance.
Simply put in my experience Thesis is the Ultimate SEO Platform.