Creating my own theme is something I have tried to do many times in the past but was stuck between being too lazy or frustrated with theme builder to really sit down and try. I finally sat down in the last few days and started to tinker with the theme builder and started to get into it. What I couldn’t figure out by tinkering (which was a lot) I found answers to on various forums and from people on twitter like @Pootermobile.
This is what I was finally able to come up with and might modify over time as I learn more and come up with new ideas. Simple wallpaper friendly theme with just the basic $ for SMS, S for Universal Search, and 0 for profile shortcuts. Everything else I use has a shortcut through default Blackberry setup or I use QuickLaunch for the rest.