I may have missed it--in this or the linked thread--but what's the major complaint about WordPress?
I used to use it, first hosted on my own site, and secondly via their server; both since abandoned, but simply out of apathy. Before that, Moveable Type. Before that, Blogspot, back around 2000-2002...when blogging actually seemed exciting.
I've been considering restarting though, mostly for myself as a kind of access-anywhere writing/notetaking device rather than as any kind of attempt to really communicate...but there too, as Facebook has become what AOL wished it was twenty years ago (i.e., a closed destination/community), I feel it's partly incumbent on those of us who've long advocated for an open web to, well, help keep alive an open web.
So, to that end, what's the argument against WP?