I’m not exactly a WordPress fan although, yes, you noticed right, this blog runs on it. 🙂 I’ve been experimenting with (and implementing) Drupal for a while now and believe it is my web platform / framework of choice, no doubt. If I would ever upgrade / reimplement my blog, it will be Drupal. Although, maybe I would not recommend it to a newbie. It remains a fact that WordPress “just works” out of the box for blogging as it was targeted for that job from the beginning (although Drupal should improve on that issue by grace of install profiles). So, if you just want to blog, wordpress is still a valid alternative and with its latest incarnation (v2.5) there’s even more charm added too it. See it for yourself.
PS: it seems my own wordpress coppermine gallery plugin is now officially deprecated 🙂 I never took time to write something up, so I should probably even better refrain from it now 😉