So what a "wonderful" experience being on WordPress has been (site still not ready) - I have dreamweaver skills and have built websites but when it comes to WordPress, this software is in a class of it's own for sheer user unfriendlyness and inconsistencies when it comes to designing a platform that "regular folk" can use....
Deemed "state of the art" it seems it's intentions is not to reach the average blogger but rather to allow itself to be presented in a structure that only serious coders will understand. It's reach I believe could be ten times as much and more if it was prepared to make changes to it's set up and dashboard. We are not all coders.
It amazes me even after 2 years (when I first attempted to blog here and gave up) that NOTHING has changed regarding the platforms overly complex approach to the most simple and rudimentary tasks that other s/ware companies have resolved for their users.
It is still as user unfriendly and non intuitive as it was 2 years ago when I first encountered it and went to Blogger. I don't think I've seen as much frustration and negative comments both on the forums and from google searches associated with regard to configuring WordPress than I have for any other companies product. Period. It seems no one at WordPress listens.
Tasks that should be SIMPLE like creating a page become tedious - time wasted not on writing but trying to find out why: e.g. all the other pages one has created added a link in the menu bar and yet a new page then suddenly doesn't automatically create the link.... All of this time and energy fixing problems that just shouldn't exist. It becomes more like an exercise in mind crushing tedium, unanswered forums posts and google searches to fix than the joy of writing.
Please sort it out. We're not coders, WE ARE WRITERS!
Thank you for listening.