I have an IT background outside of the web area: know old style HTML, little CSS, nothing about creating database driven websites.
I *had* spent quite some time investigating Joomla as my 'easy to create' website core tool; Artisteer as my easy to create design; Caspio as my easy to create web database. Then I ran into a web pro who has his own web business (has a Masters degree in this n that) and he said "stay away from Joomla as it is full of security holes, look at WordPress it's not just for kids!".
I then started to look at WordPress and here I am.
So is there anyone here that knows *both* products well and can steer me in one direction or another. I know it's probabaly very hard to find such a person but one has to ask.