There's a theme in production here by @Tanner who's disappeared, but that could be what you're after when it's released. I actually quite like Lavender. There's nothing worse than using a table format from 13 years ago, because it's what everyone else did then. In the perfect world. I'd like a theme that mimics Google Plus, even though Google Plus is a bit, rubbish. The actual design of it is top notch.
Actually I'm a huge fan of "it it ain't broke, don't fix it." IMHO, the table look works incredibly well because it's very easy to find what you're seeking. While Lavender is nice aesthetically, it will turn off many new visitors, especially those with shorter attention spans who will not find quickly what they wish and may be annoyed trying to scan the page, scrolling down and taking an eternity to do so. It works well for pinterest because it's meant to be a random gallery of eye candy. It doesn't work well for text-based applications unless they are very simple. I really like @Tanner's approach even though it's a little dizzying.
@psychobunny's plugin is awesome. It's really a phenomenal bridge for Wordpress. My only reservation is just the SEO portion, which is very important. But that is the easy part as the heavy lifting has already been done. Really great work - I'm very impressed.