Originally Posted by DaisyOlsen
As with any technology things will break based on changes in products that something is dependent on. This is the case with StudioPress Classic themes and is one of many reasons we have developed a framework that can be updated separately from the design, which is handled by a child theme.
We no longer provide users with Classic theme downloads and always encourage users to update to a Genesis based child theme rather than trying to fix a broken and outdated product.
Genesis markup uses best practices for SEO with a 3rd party audit performed periodically.
I understand the issues and reasons for moving on with Genisis, but what if you have several sites built with the Classic themes, lots of mods, looks great etc and you don't want to change the site but add a plugin that requires a wordpress upgrade?
That is where it gets difficult, especially if it is for a customer - you can't really say, "umm. sorry, but if you want that little upgrade and plugin, I have to rebuild your website"
You can see where it can be a problem.
That said, I won't build any future sites with the Classic Themes. Will start on the Genesis path now.