I recently upgraded my personal blog to 2.5 and of course, running into a few problems (like everyone else) and also miss all of the available plugins for version 2.3.3.
I volunteered for a project, building a tabloid (newspaper) style of site similar to this one but maybe not so fancy.
So, I'm debating if I should use WP or a more powerful CMS such as Drupal, Joomla (which I hate with a passion) but being familiar with WP, I feel I should give it a go (unless suggested otherwise).
If I were to use WP, would I be better off using 2.3.3 vs. 2.5 on account of plugins and theme compatibility? If so, can anyone suggest a good template (I've downloaded and tried a few and they were so-so) for such a project?
Any input would be appreciated.