Classic Themes Expired - Say What?
I bought the complete package from Studio Press a few years back and I just went to install the Classic Streamline theme only to find out you can't save Admin settings anymore in later versions of WP - even with the mod to the theme-options.php page
I like this theme (and don't need the Geneisis Framework for this site), and considering the price I paid for the package (or if a person buys a single theme) I think an update should be made for the classic series if there is a problem that stops them from working with updates to the Wordpress framework.
These are not cheap themes and definitely should not become redundant within a few years - just because there is the Genesis Framework, does not mean previous customers should lose themes purchased a few years back due to a change in Wordpress.
That would be like any software company saying - sorry, we know windows had a few updates and it stopped you from using our software, so sorry, to bad, figure it out or buy one of new themes.
Studiopress themes are the most expensive on the Internet that I have seen - that should come with support for prior themes to keep them working - if these were 10 years old, that is different, but a few years is not enough to stop providing support and updates to keep prior themes working
MY CONCERN - will we experience the same issue down the road with the Genesis Framework and associated themes.
It is a known fact that changing themes after your site is established on Google may possibly effect your SERP standings