Anyone that's chatted with me at PubCon [pubcon.com] knows I'm all for a heartfelt discussion on something meaty and/or controversial. I like to debate a point, respectfully. I can learn a lot from someone that takes the opposite position to mine. The key is keeping the discourse civil. So, here's an opener for you to consider.
WordPress happens to be the best CMS available at the moment. Bar none. Out of the box, it could easily drive 98% of the websites on the planet. The rest of them would take a bit of tweaking but I still think it could handle them. Sure it has it's faults and yes, I'm stirring the pot. What say ye? (Please engage in thoughtful and respectful repartee)
• the framework is flexible and extensible (just look at the number of plugins for an idea of relative ease of implementation)
• the documentation is superb above all other CMS' IMHO
• there are a huge number of implementations (50 million and counting - yes some of those are on WordPress.com - does Joomla have one of those?)
• massive community support - so many folks monitoring and participating in the WordPress forums. Tips, tricks, troubleshooting, if it hasn't already been asked/answered then support is typically pretty quick
• and it's the spirit of the community. I won't deny that Joomla et al have a community spirit as well but WordPress has been at it far longer. Sheer numbers tells the story.
So come on. Let's engage in a serous discussion about WordPress. Love it or hate it, let's hear your thoughts (but keep it clean please).