One does have a bit more ability to change/add things, and I like the SEO plugins that help you improve your Search Engine Optimisation. I'm still a bit of a luddite with it all though. My thing is writing, NOT web design or similar.
WordPress folk tend to be a bit "nerdy" as they play around with the "back end" of a site. However, I have found some interesting things I work with a number of web designers as I provide content for some.
I am surprised how in efficient they are at working with their clients. One site I work with is for a not-for-profit organisation and I do much of their content. When I started going to WordPress MeetUps etc I learned how little the company, which was paid quite a high sum, didn't and doesn't, tell me much about the workings of the site.
The assume (WRONGLY) that I know everything. The guy seldom answers my emails until I ask the same question many times, and them I don't always feel that he has told me as much as I need to know.
It is frustrating.
I have had a discussion with a WordPress Guru - and he tells me the same thing. It seems that some web designers
- want to keep control (but are not always available for advice)
- assume that the person doing the content knows all about the back end
- has no instructed his/her client sufficiently
- has little interaction with the client after the site is "completed".
Life goes on though and mostly all the issues are minor.