Pagelines has great design elements but not one of them was designed from bottom up to be direct response to a call to action.
As far as my clients are concerned - regardless of how the designs looks - at the end of the day the question is "Did my phone ring so I get new business?" The flipside of that is "Did someone optin to my mailing list so he/she is in my sales funnel?".
I could not get any autoresponder code "above the fold" but only through widgets.
$5 themes can do this, why not Pagelines?
Here is an example of a $5 theme that I have used - http://demos.offline...com/mortgage/. The direct response rate is incredible except there is very little customization involved. That is the main reason I bought Pagelines (but found other critical elements of direct response missing). I could supposedly do virtually anything with Pagelines but I have to go through CSS nightmares. Whatever happened to Drag-and-Drop???
It would be great for Pageline developers to start thinking of direct response and/or conversion driven design. If we can make our clients' phones ring and drive them more business, perhaps we can be creating more websites. If that logic escapes the reader - that means more Pagelines end-user licenses SOLD!!!.