I'm just getting started here, my first site launched a few days ago using wordpress and pages are gradually appearing in google now but no human traffic yet... but I live in hope! However, it occurs to me that it would be a pain to manage a large number of wordpress blogs spread across multiple servers, with installing and updating (code updates) etc. Also any time I want to customize something at the moment I have to spend ages digging through various templates or php code. So I was wondering should I just build my own simple 'blog' system? Since I don't really need all the functionality of wordpress anyway it seems pointless to use it. Is a custom system the better way in the long run? Or are there reasons why I should stick with wordpress?