I think Wordpress is a great CMS and I'm reluctant to leave it behind. While it doesn't have much hacker kudos, in my opinion (and undoubtedly many others) Wordpress is a very usable and near-complete blogging platform which doesn't leave much justification for reinventing the wheel. It also seems to have reached a kind of critical mass where it's own "like" and "follow" features are useful tools, with the latter a decent way of building an audience that don't use RSS readers and aren't interested in the extra cruft that comes with twitter. In fact, my Wordpress blog currently has more followers than my twitter account, and I suspect a higher CTR per post. So with that in mind, why am I making the switch?
As a LaTeX fan I'm used to using Beamer for presentations, but the built-in themes are definitely starting to show their age --- and writing a custom
.sty file looks like a nightmare --- so for a while I've been looking at trying out an HTML5 framework.