Yeah, templating in WordPress is definitely much more of a pain in the ass.
Probably doesn’t help that I’m using 1.2RC-1 and the documentation on how to use options on the tags and what the defaults are is woefully incomplete. I’m beginning to wonder if I could just twist the default template’s CSS enough to make it look kinda like it did before without having to hack the HTML at all. Probably not. Grrrr….