I’ve been poking my nose in and around WordPress just to get a sense of things.
Personally, I prefer “just in time” technologies, which WordPress uses (i.e., you don’t have to rebuild your site when you make changes, because the site is automatically generated at each request from a browser), in particular, it uses PHP.
I like Movable Type because this site is already using it; I also like it because its templates are just that: templates. Since WP uses PHP everywhere, its templates are actually PHP files, which is kind of a weird impedance mismatch (apologies to Simon).
WordPress is free, but so is Movable Type for the uses I have for it.
Siiiigh. I wish i weren’t on neurontin. My brain works at least 50% better without it.