The WordPress.com theme team has quickly phased out Cutline across all blogs, replacing it with the visually similar Coraline. According to the theme team, Coraline is “an improved version of [Cutline]. It has a similar visual design, and adds many new features.”
The forced change has not been taken well by many WordPress.com users, particularly those who purchased the custom CSS upgrade specifically to modify Cutline. Numerous users have cited that although Coraline is functionally superior and visually similar to Cutline, it is simply not Cutline, a theme they deliberately chose for their blogs. Some have even referred to Coraline as visually inferior to Cutline.
One thing is for sure, Cutline won’t be coming back. According to a recent post by Matt Mullenweg, PressRow will be the next theme on the chopping block.