Rye is a professional and bone dry WordPress starter theme that I have been working on. Assuming you are quite familiar with the almighty Loop, it is not included. Along with all of the other mumbojumbo you either end up stripping out or let take up lines in your code. With the default WordPress themes I find much of my time is used removing unwanted code, deleting files and re-writing code from previous sites. Rye aims to correct these issues by giving a solid site foundation with out a specific theme in mind. The heart of Rye is the beautiful functions.php file.