Thanks, I appreciate your perspective. Keep in mind though that if you read what I said it did not cast aspertions on anyone involved with WordPress, or WordPress itself. I'm referring to my own lack of knowledge, and how *I* find it difficult.
It is true however - I believe - that I can't find any good clear tutorials and that the WordPress paradigm is more difficult to get your head around than MT (dynamically created pages vs static pages). Personally - again - I find the Codex difficult to use, and one page at least seems to be out of date (that on creating new Pages) but other mileage may vary.
As these are all personal opinions, they are by definition unfounded - but hardly unfair! ;)
I must say, though, I've made about six posts on this forum, and although I've eventually got answers, in virtually every case someone has got a bit impatient or shirty with me even though I have tried to be as polite as possible and tried first to find my answers in the documentation. I know that newbies can be frustrating to the 'old-timers', especially newbies who are more designers than programmers like myself, but surely the future of WordPress lies in bringing newbies into the fold a bit gently ...?