Agree with @Zorbix, also I think is not a good practice to not have editable titles like this: http://elegantdesignhub.com/demo/zencart/edify/images/children.png
Also is not a good thing to have blank page like this: http://virtuemarttemplate.com/demo/jeans/video-2.html
Sometimes the author has the choice to not support its own items. From our point of view is not good for business, however, they explicitly mentioned on support page “Hands-on support for this item is not currently provided”.
A good start, adding more features is a key for what users want
Well… it’s hard to say from our view because we have so far only 2 items in our portfolio but we think no more than one day.
What’s the purpose to use mysql with html only theme. Images can be easily managed without database and if someone integrate into wordpress or other cms will come with its own database.
We received the same message in the past but ended well, maybe will be the same for you.