Alright, so I know I said in a previous post that I really liked SilverStripe – but the more I worked with it the more I had to find workarounds for things, I’d post questions to the forums that would go unanswered (because of lack of traffic to them, mostly), and the installation of addons could just be painful.
So I decided to give WordPress a try. I have to say I was impressed… the installation was fast, addons easy to install, and there are many more to choose from than SilverStripe. And themes… there a lot of them out there for WP, and much more impressive and flexible than SS. So I made the change permanently, and I plan to sick with it I think, though themes may change as I find new ones I like because I like change (I found one I’d like to change to now, but it’s a premium theme, and I’m stingy).
If you’re looking for a user-friendly CMS WordPress is probably your best bet, nice and simple.