Have downloaded WordPress as suggested. You are right in intimating that some would have absolutely no clue as to what to do with this download. Count me in.
I was under the impression that there would be some sort of coherent basic website/blog when I extracted the folder. All I have is a string of incomprehensible files/pics...god knows! What on earth am I suppose to do with it? I get the impression that these 'bits' are various aspects of the website. Am I suppose to put them all together?
I chose WordPress for its supposed flexibility and would allow me to have whatever theme I wanted. The reality would seem to be a small handful of themes; none of which I find suitable for my purpose.
Really disappointed at being lead to believe that I was using a simple, straightforward software when it is far from that.