wheel - 1:52 am on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Everything about wordpress is designed to be easy to use and applicable across most applications. It's almost perfect for most applications, and actually perfect for none. If you want real performance, you need something custom. Custom database, custom layout, custom css, custom this and that. That's the lamborghini. If I ran a 10K page site, I wouldn't use wordpress. If I need high end performance, I wouldn't use wordpress. If I need lots of very specific things, wordpress won't do the job exceptionally well.
It will however, do most jobs reasonably well. As I noted, it's like windows XP. FUll of holes and bugs, but it works for most people. I don't use it though, I don't use any Microsoft OS. I use linux because that's my lamborghini.
But if I have a 20 page site that takes 3000 page views a day, what do I need anything other than wordpress for? I don't - all the custom tuneups will cost money and not change the website one noticeable bit. that's the lada. Goes from point A to point B slow and not in style - but it gets there. If you want fast, that's not lada. If you want sleek, that's not lada. If you want point A to point B, that's a lada.