I am finding that one of the keys for using Wordpress is to find a good theme to work with. As I do not have the time to create my own from scratch, I have been looking through a lot of different themes to find something that works. I settled with Suffusion.
I really like the level of customization with this theme. There are several color schemes, the ability to make custom headers, as well as the ability to change the size, color, and placement for almost any object on screen. If you are reading this and think you have found something better I am still open for suggestions. For now, this one is working great!