The template is perfect if you want to create a news portal, since it provides a complete solution for such purpose.
What is more, the template comes with the DJ-Classifieds extension, so you can give your visitors a possibility to add their adverts on your website.
The most important change is related to EF4 Framework since it provides many useful functionalities.
One of them is ThemeCustomizer which allows you to easily change the template colors and fonts to your needs.
Take a look on the demo site and play with the ThemeCustomizer to find out how great this feature is!