Harsh words, I realize (sorry Wordpress, it's me, not you).
Here's the thing they don't tell you - it's clunky. And time-consuming. And NOT intuitive (don't believe anyone who tells you it's easy - because it's not). That said, I do recommend Wordpress for a small handful of clients. But you're probably not one of them.
Wordpress is loved by many. Which many? The many Coders out there, that's who. Honestly, unless you write HTML or CSS code and/or enjoy spending lots of time on computers, stay away from Wordpress.
I have created scores of websites for small business owners and individual health practitioners and the reason I often recommend web platforms like Weebly, Squarespace or Wix is because they are EASY. Many of my clients want their sites built for them but would like to be able to make simple updates on their own or train their staff to manage updates moving forward. Wordpress will take double or triple the time for folks to learn their platform and update their website. They're just not worth the time. And they might save you fifty or a hundred bucks a year if you go with their free version (which I don't recommend usually), but you'll lose that money in the time it will take to work on your site.
I've been using Weebly and Wix for over 10 years and Weebly is by far, better and cheaper than any other web editing platform out there. Squarespace is now a close second in my opinion. And don't get me started on Godaddy's website editing platform (if you can call it that).
At the end of the day, I recommend and use the content management systems that work for any given client. But seriously - don't use Wordpress if you can help it. You'll thank me later.