Hey, I'm doing my site in WordPress and I'm noticing a few drawbacks with Pages, compared to Posts.
A page cannot have an "excerpt", which I would ordinarily use as a description of the page, linked from its Page Parent. Pages cannot be set to Draft or Private, and so are always effectively Public. Also, a page's parent cannot be set to give a list of pages in that category; I would like any parent page to work somewhat like a category does for posts, instead of being an open page.
Has anyone tried to use WordPress to build a website with various pages of content in addition to the blog ( http://www.solidsharkey.com would be a good example of this type of website)? Perhaps you could give some advice? Should I try to work around the limitations of the current WordPress 'pages' system, or use WordPress only for a blog and handle all articles via a home-coded system? Or am I using the wrong tool for the job altogether, and should use some other system, such as Drupal?