Don't overreact to this post. This is a section for feedback and that's all this is. I've spent 5 weeks trying to get a blog to look and work the way I want and am still a long way off. Progress is extremely slow. I am not a html, php or CSS programmer. I think WP's greatest strength and weakness are the plugins/widgets. There are hundreds of them. Some work, some don't, some interfere with others. It's a very complicated situation. I'm trying to decide whether to throw in the towel on WP. 'Thanks' to those who have tried to help.
Q: What do I really like about it?
It has a built in comment system.
The editor is pretty good.
The category system is pretty good.
Ultimate Tag Warrior is a good plugin.
There are many themes available.
The Executable php widget works.
The Feedburner plugin seems to work.
The Google sitemap plugin seems to work.
The Search Everything plugin seems to work.
Sidebar widgets seem to work.
Smart Archive plugin seems to work.
Subscribe Remind plugin seems to work
Wordpress database backup seems to work.
The Contact form plugin seems to work.
Q: What don’t I really like about it?
ShortStat plugin doesn’t work.
SEO Title Tag plugin doesn’t work.
Many other WP people don’t answer emails.
Plugins are generally not supported.
Plugin authors most often don’t respond.
Questions at the wordpress.org forums often go unanswered.
Kubrick has no graphics and looks somewhat boring.
Kubrick doesn’t have a horizontal navigation bar.
I can’t figure out how to get little RSS icons on the page.
I have to go somewhere else to see traffic statistics.