I'm no geek but just for perspective on the level of technical proficiency out here in the real world, I'm the geekiest person most of my acquaintances know. But I had no idea when I got into this just how horrible, complicated, opaque, convoluted, murky, and technical WordPress would prove to be. I'm really sorry I got started with it and now have so much time invested in it.
I don't know why I can't get an RSS feed from other blogs set up on mine. I can't begin to figure out all the geeky little code fixes, uploads, tweaks, and re-installs of this and that - with potentially disastrous consequences if it doesn't go right - that people are suggesting for this 2.7 problem. I don't know why my users can't get their passwords. I don't know why backup and maintenance has to be so hard. I don't know how to follow the directions here - I mean, c'mon! in WP, what's a table and how would I ever know which ones to keep and which to delete? - to speed up my still-new but already-slowing-down blog.
It's a full-time job just to learn how to look after and fix WordPress - and here I thought that WP was a tool to serve us, not us to serve it. (Silly me.) I've been reading for hours today and I'm about to go crazy from staring at the screen. The fact is, WordPress just not ready for the rest of us. You shouldn't have to be a professional geek to be able to successfully blog.
So take down all that nonsense about how easy it is. It's just not.