Feedback on BuddyPress - Magazine

I really think the theme has potential, and have a site where it would definitely make the content 'pop'.

The problem though is that the colors and graphics are so over the top that I found myself unsure where to start to make changes. I wish there was a "basic" color scheme, without the splatter graphics and neon colors. Without that, I think many will be find it too much work to visualize how the theme can be customized and just move on.