Rolebased Theme 0.1
I've tried creating a new theme but was annoyed that I could either look at my work in progress or look at the default theme (in order to play around with some plugins or something like that). Everytime I had to go to the dashboard and switch the theme.
That might not be the best solution, because it is role based and if a user has more than one role, you can not rely on it to work. But it works for me and it might be of help for somebody else.
I have only tested it with Vanilla 2.1b2 and V2.1b3 but I expect it will work flawlessly with Vanilla 2.0.18, too.
Sources on GitHub: https://github.com/R-J/RolebasedTheme