I really like WordPress. I think it is the platform many people are looking for to kind of solve the “platform” problem. My personal issue is I’m tired of doing the same thing overs and over again – I want a place I can start that is a head start.
I really think WordPress fits the bill. When Matt Mullenwag adds his tag line that “code is poetry” they are for real with this one. They have done such a good job of building in form and function with things like easy swapable themes and widgets.
The key is to not worry about the platform…but to spend time merging your “stuff” into cool widgets and plugins. Let the WordPress nerds worry about the platform.