Otto, what particular cms' do you recommend? I looked at Mambo/Joomla, and for me they seemed complex and I believe bloated. In addition, the section, catagories, content structure confuses me. I also worried about slow page loading. WordPress seems leaner and you add as needed. My site will be primarily a "business card" informational site, telling prospective customers what I do and where we are. Thanks!
Well, like I said, it really depends on your needs. If you needs happen to run to a reasonable amount of static content and perhaps some dynamic content that will be updated as time goes on, then WordPress will work wonderfully. If you need a lot more than that then WordPress can certainly serve as a good starting point to roll your own.
WordPress is certainly leaner than any full-out CMS system, and so if you don't really need everything a CMS does, it will probably work for you.
I would use WordPress as a starting point for just about any site, but then I'm a programmer. If it doesn't do something I want it to do, I whip out the editor and code up some PHP for it. Not everybody is willing or able to spend the time to do that.