I’ve been building WordPress sites for 10 years. I recently switched from building the super powerful and complex self-hosted WordPress.org type sites to simpler and much more bullet-proof WordPress.com sites. This site, MalMilligan.com, is now running on WordPress.com for example.
In 10 years, WordPress has taken over 28% of cyberspace. Which is an incredible feat considering all the competition and all the big bucks huge companies have thrown into web platforms.