Fantastic article by our partners at StudioPress about the hidden damage you can do to your site and your business from getting “Premium” themes from a shady site. This same practice runs rampant in “genuine” free theme sites as well. This is why our list of “Approved” front-end designers is so short.
Most people are unaware of the dangers in using these types of sites and the pirated software that is readily given away. Remember that these sites, many of which run the gamut from unethical to totally unscrupulous, aren’t there because they are nice guys. There is always an ulterior motive!