By and large I create my sites in boring old html using boring old Dreamweaver. I've used Wordpress a few times, but it doesn't normally fit the bill for what I need, so i'm a real novice with cms's.
However, very occasionally I need to build a site where someone else can do very limited ongoing changes. In these instances, the "someone else" is going to be an absolute novice. I have one such project on the go at the moment. The person wants to be able to add a few lines of text and upload a new picture about once a month. Wordpress or similar would appear to be a sledgehammer to crack a nut in this case.
I've seen cushy cms and this seems to fit the bill - you can create editable regions in your html and the person can login to edit those regions.
Is there anything else out there that is like cushycms? I found Freecms and tried that but there is an error in the code it generates to display your images.