No, Shabadoo. I have a partly finished child-theme available for download over at my site. Here's a link: http://www.tarpontech.net/shabadoo-v-01-a-thematic-child-theme
It's intended for folks like me who are relatively new to Thematic and child-themes, as well as new to PHP and jQuery. I think its a reasonably decent example of how to do things with hooks and filters, add jquery stuff like sliders and cufon fonts, and a few other things like using theme-options. I use it as a reference as I build my Thematic themeing arsenal.
The code is (mostly) valid, and cross-browser friendly, so hopefully i'm not passing on any bad code or habits. I tried to implement everything the "right" way according to the docs and this forum.
Feel free to comment, just try not to pound me into the sand, it's a demo, really, not a complete site. But if there's something done that just isn't right, I'd like to know about it so I can improve my work.