We recently completed this redesign/update for our client (Daija DeMornay -- "AstroDaija") with the latest version of WordPress (2.3), where the site is set up for her to use it as a Content Management System (CMS).
At AstroDaija.com, blogging is secondary (Archives, Search, and the Calendar will locate blog posts... and of course RSS and Social Bookmarking are deployed). Pages describing her services are primary -- she wants new visitors to browse them first. She loves how easy it is to edit pages, update her schedule, etc.
For those who love plug-ins, we customized the Admin. area for this client adding Backup WordPress, CyStats, Google SiteMaps & Analytics, PageLink Manager, Role Manager, ShiftThis Newsletter, and Sociable.
Feel free to contact us at WebFadds.com with any questions -- we use WordPress as a CMS there too.
And, we welcome comments here.