Of all the word press themes I have seen, writing has by far the most clean and visually pleasing aesthetic. It looks great! The editor is relatively easy to understand, and a lot of the design presets were very good. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
Unfortunately, I did experience a large number of bugs, so I can't say that the theme was ready 'out-of-the-box.' I was able to contact the developer and receive support. However, it would often take some time for me to get a response. I was able to receive some friendly support eventually, but it did take me almost 3 weeks to fix some of these bugs. If you are hoping to get your site running perfectly relatively quickly, you may want to go with a more mainstream theme.
That being said, I still do prefer the design of writing over other themes I have seen, and I do think that the design team has good intentions. I can recommend this theme if you have the time to tweak things until you get things exactly to your liking. It's a solid choice.