Predict the future is not an easy thing to do. Still, some famous theme developers have given it a try in the latest article of WPcandy blog:
There are some interesting ideas, make sure you take the time to read the whole article.
Personally, I think that the new features introduced with 3.0 et 3.1 will play a big role in the shape of the WordPress themes to come in the next few months: post formats and custom post types will allow the developers to come up with creative ideas and uses of WordPress. That will allow for really small niche themes, but also more classical personal blog themes and micro blogging tumblr-like things.
What’s your take on the subject? Let me know below, and we will meet each other next year to see who was right!