To avoid sounding like I’m beating this AJAX buzz-word over the head, I’m also planning to add some interactivity to the template. The most important things would be commenting and searching, I think. I immediately thought of the K2 theme by Michael Heilemann and Chris Davis. It incorporates those two features, among others. So I’ll either take those ideas directly or see if I can dissect the code myself to better fit it to my site.
I’ve also come up with a name that I’ll disclose when I come closer to actually finishing up the theme.