Excellent thread Bogart
I think both have their benefits and inconvenients, it depends of what you want to achieve.
There is two kinds of builders and two kinds of buyers in my opinion:
The builders are newbies who want to learn and experimented webmasters who want to customize their site.
The buyers who don't like the technical parts and want to start quickly and investors who want to make money right away.
I don't think one is better than the other, it is just a different approach.
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