Oh look, an ad shaped like an article.
The disadvantage of using free themes from 3rd party sources is the fact that they’re either:
- full of security flaws (both purposefully and not so)
- usually contains fish links to scam sites
- use encoding like base64 to hide things
whereas a premium theme is going to guarantee you, that none of the above are true, and you’re paying for a safe installation of a new theme.
Scaremongering much? Not to mention the "premium" themes that I've been asked to work with that have appaling code & security...