You guys have a bad learning curve
I know its free but then again, if its free and 'useless' who values it..
info on what you are having trouble with would be helpful.
I've developed in Wordpress, Joomla! and Concrete5. My reaction to them all is this. If you want to do a blog, use Wordpress. If you want to do a complete website, then any of the environments is going to take some time learning. My experience with WP & J! is that the one's time is spent largely learning workarounds. With C5, it's learning the underlying framework. If I have a choice, I'd rather do the latter.
But, I'd echo other responders and ask what you feel contributes to a steep learning curve -- no doubt that it exists.