graeme_p - 7:19 am on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
But if I have a 20 page site that takes 3000 page views a day, what do I need anything other than wordpress for?
The problem with that argument is that you could substitute almost anything for Wordpress.
If a site is that small, who would you need more than a static site (especially if you use a static site generator to make it user friendly)? Why would you need more than a hosted solution? Why would you need more than any of the dozens of perfectly good light weight CMSs out there.
All of these have advantages over Wordpress (cost of hosting, security, simpler templates, quicker on the fly tweaking, etc.)
@philo, I sent wordpress to static site generated Latex (because there was a print version of the site that made sense) to ModX to Django. Another site went straight from Wordpress to Django. In both cases by "Django" I mean "a custom CMS written using Django".
As the previous two versions of Django get security updates, I only have potentially site breaking upgrades every one and a half to two years, and its unlikely I would have to do more than minor changes each time.