I used Drupal for the last bitcoinweekly website. It was ghetto and horrible.
I have to agree Drupal has a steep learning curve and isn't the most user-friendly to start with, especially if you don't have a PHP background. But Wordpress should do fine, most of the time, I don't even need to tell my clients how to use it once it's setup.
I could have hire a designer or buy a template and be done with it. I don't need to go full CMS. Thus, from a tradeoff perspective, it would be better that I wait a few more weeks after my dollars are translated into bitcoin(Why? So I can support the bitcoin economy) and spent that time investigating technologies, reducing my OODA loop latency, or any number of beneficial activities.
Huh? You could get Wordpress installed with a new theme in less than 30 minutes without paying a single cent. So from a trade-off perspective, be it in terms of MHash/sec or value of your personal time, or the long term success of your site, it doesn't make sense for you to keep doing the work of a CMS developer when you are supposed to be an editor/writer for Bitcoin weekly.
The rational businessman focus on spending time/resources where value adding work cannot be substituted, not in those areas where ready made solutions exist. In the case of Bitcoin Weekly, writing new original articles and perhaps drawing new comics are the value add, not trying to roll your own CMS and webzine theme when so many free one exists.
It is also uncertain to me what CMS that I should use for ruby on rails. My job will be forcing me to use a CMS framework probably pretty soon, though right now I am working on an ecommerce site. This provide me an automatic avenue of investigation and if I think the tradeoff in converting Bitcoin Weekly to use a rails CMS is good enough, I will convert to it.
Frankly speaking, for a CMS, I'd recommend you don't bother with finding on for RoR. RoR is a really niche language (even Twitter decided to abandon it for their middle/backend) and so there are less options for a CMS and correspondingly even less available themes and plugins you can just download and use.
So unless your job is forcing you to use a RoR CMS, you're better off getting a hang of the big 3 CMS. You've already tried Drupal, so it's down to Wordpress or Joomla
Right now, I have more pressing needs concerning revenues:
1. Upgrade the VPS so that I can run bitcoind on it.
2. Write the ransom system.
3. Follow through on the verbal deal that I made with tcatm.
Anyway, thanks for the discussion. I am a much more rational businessman.
1. You're going to start your own pool?