I hand code all my sites and am very picky about site load time, SEO and making sure my code validates. Given the testing that Opera did, my sites are part of the 4.3% on the Internet that validate. Given I have these skills, why would I want to use Wordpress or it's ilk? I can relate to higher level tools making site development easier. I have a concern that some of my designs might be more difficult because I've ventured outside the box defined by these tools. Ease of use seems to in general be at the expense of flexibility. Not a bad thing as long as you don't need to deal with tasks not integrated into the environment. Am I missing the point?