wordpress theme with genesis framework

http://www.web-savvy-marketing.com/store/ellen-mae/

I have wordpress
but for this wordpress theme I am told I need
genesis framework


what can go wrong
(upgrading, multiple installations, backups, not being able to upgrade to next wordpress, crashing)
what does genesis framework do that another wordpress theme can not do
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rgb192Asked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Genesis is a theme framework for advanced WordPress users and child themes are specifically designed to work with it.  A Genesis Child Theme will not work without the Genesis parent theme.

As far as capabilities, it's not tremendously different from a normal theme.  The major differences are that Genesis is optimized in ways most themes are not...it comes with its own SEO custom fields, is faster than most normal themes, closes several security holes, and has an extensive library of custom hooks, functions, and shortcodes that make life easier for an advanced user.  For a beginner, it would actually be more difficult to use than a standard WordPress theme.
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rgb192Author Commented:
is the admin panel difficult to learn?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Same admin panel as vanilla WordPress with one extra option added in
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rgb192Author Commented:
what are standard options in admin panel

what is extra option in admin panel
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Read the documentation.

http://www.studiopress.com/features
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rgb192Author Commented:
thanks

and i have comparison question based on your comment

http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28735459/options-in-genesis-wordpress.html
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