Gatsby Themes are the next iteration of web development. They take all the good things about Gatsby and make them even more reusable and extendable. Themes are composable chunks of fully functional websites-- not just visual aspects.
Because they’re composable, you can have multiple themes on a single site. This lets you pick the right eCommerce theme, with whatever backing engine you want. You can then install whatever blog theme you want-- Wordpress, Contentful, etc. and you can customize them both. It's up to you!
For a written version of this course, check out the Gatsby docs.