Alright, not bad. Somewhat predictably fraught with annoyance, let’s say. WordPress threw me for a bit of a loop with a version step-up — version 3.9, evidently a big one. After install, it looked like I’d lost the slew of little typographical and other tweaks to the layout I was using until yesterday — all the tweaks that made it feel okay, or like mine anyway. As it turns out, I was wrong; the tweaks weren’t lost. But I didn’t figure that out until I’d gone to some trouble for a new simple starting-point layout. Hence the alterated look here. I’m going to work with it.
— update —
Changed my mind, went back to what I started with. I like it. See comments.