Okay, I'll probably piss some people off with this, and hurt some other people's feelings. I apologise in advance.
OSDN has bough a number of sites and then redesigned them, not using the original staff and designers. Usually it turned out really, really, horribly. In fact, I can't think of a single example where they didn't ruin the site.
Until today :) themes.freshmeat.net looks good, and I can already tell that it'll be great to navigate and use. I guess the freshmeat.net code just happens to work really well in this application.
I'd like to congratulate all the people involved in this transition. I think it looks great so far, and I'm confident that, assuming themes start rolling again, it'll just get better :)