A bit of keyword researching this evening lead me to the phrase “orchard themes”, which I have some interest (and stake) in since I’ve been working with orchard for quite a while now. This exact phrase is searched only about 100 times per month in the US, which didn’t sound like a lot to me. Then I did a search for “wordpress themes” to get a comparison, and sure enough… 100,000 searches per month. The global searches were about the same ratio, roughly 300 and 300,000.
So a very rough approximation of this data would tell us that wordpress is currently 1000 time as popular as Orchard. Ouch!
Oh the currently-empty project I currently have for for this is over at orchard themes on codeplex.