i like the idea of voting for the default skin but then you have the matter of the skin developer being ok with updating there skin at a high rate. Personally i try to keep up with guino and any new useful plugins, but its pretty hard.
I can understand the pain for users not knowing how to edit skins or not wanting to, some features they will never see simply because of this.
A lot of skins are unfinished, much less up to date on features and some never get finished. I was thinking about this problem a few days ago and while the RRSKineditor is a god send, none of my skins would exist without it, i think there needs to be a lot of work done in this area to make it easy as possible to edit skins and create them without having to research a lot of stuff.
some movement is happening in the area of RR setup and install with W3bMa5t3r creating an up to date RR installer and also working on a skin installer that bundles a few popular skins.