This quote is me (about web design). "The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee." (You've Got Mail, movie quote.) I design in HTML and use Dreamweaver. I want to build a web site with many features: forum, classifieds, membership/drectory, and blog service for members to have their own blogs (like WP multisite), and maybe something like Facebook. I have spend a million hours (will maybe not a million, but hundreds) looking at software and CMS and other options. I have come to some basic conclusions, after huge hours of research. In their categories, Dreamweaver, Joomla, or WordPress would be best for me. Here is what I can not decide. 1. Do I Dreamweave(r) and add on various software programs and have a basically unmatched web site? (I love HTML tables over CSS tables.) 2. Do I Joomla and find extensions to use and have the site more uniform, but give up a lot of my control (I am not proficient with PHP and CSS, just understand some of the basics? 3. Do I WordPress and find plugins to use and again, give up my control due to low knowledge of PHP/CSS? I can not even decide which software programs to use, because I can not even decide which way to design the website. Any help would be so much appreciated. I am going crazy looking at software and looking at options. Perhaps some input will get me off of the fence.