One of the early testers of the 1999 server software wrote about removing inertia from blogging.
He compares the number of steps to create a new post in 1999 with the steps it takes to write a new WordPress post.
In 1999 --
He lists all the steps for WordPress. There's a lot more involved. Not only in work for the experienced user, but in barriers to entry for the newbie.
WordPress is a lot more work than it needs to be. Fact.
There's a lot more to the design of 1999 that makes it the smoothest blogging environment ever.
Update on progress. We have a great group of server people helping test the software. It's running well on at least a dozen other servers. Shaking out bugs, writing docs, getting ready for a serious blogging platform ship.