There are so many posts online that say what the best WordPress theme (or plugin) is. What they mean is that here is the themes (or plugins) that I think are the best, but there are many things that could make it an biased list.
There are many things that could make your theme (or plugin) experience different, even if you setup things exactly the same way that a blog post suggests it won’t be exactly how you thought it will and it will change overtime. Even if the website looks the same it doesn’t mean the business functions in the same way. The website can also be different based on the hosting that is used since not everyone will choose the same hosting provider.
The term best is so subjective, because the person who wrote that post may have only looked at a small list of themes and just chosen based on that. Or they may not have even tested it (by installing it onto a website and playing around with the site), sometimes theme (or plugin) reviews just say something is the best based on what they read in the description and don’t test how the site will look or function with that installed.
When suggesting that something the best a ton of websites include affiliate links, which means they get paid to talk about that particular thing. They feel they have a responsibility to give that thing a good review because that means they will get more money. For example, one popular WordPress website (I won’t mention them by name) offers a free blog setup but you have to buy the website hosting from one of their “partners” which pays them. As well, that same website constantly posts about one particular website host and how good they are, but many other reviews say that host is very bad. Nobody can say they are 100% unbiased, everyone has their own thoughts and comments.
What should you do when you come across a post online that lists the best WordPress themes (or plugins)? If you have time then read over the post and look at the different themes and see what each one offers. If you don’t have time to read that post then move on and keep using the theme (or plugins) that you are using.
There are so many themes (and plugins) and new ones come out each day that there are going to keep being these best theme (or plugin) posts. If you are really looking for the best WordPress theme then you need to define what you really want out of the theme.