@Jake - I would definitely place my bet on WordPress. Being one of the Most used Platform (26% of all Sites), WordPress is the best option in my opinion.
Let me add few quick features which will assist you in taking a decision.
- Ease of Development - Even with very minimal or no experience in development & coding, you can start a WordPress Site. WordPress is known for its Massive amount of Plugins that can serve any need that may arise makes it so simple for setting up. Last but not least, there are 1000's of free and excellent themes available plus an added option for buy premium ones.
- Flexibility - WordPress enables you to practically make any type of site that you require, be it a company site, a Blog, eCommerce Site, a Portfolio, a Government Site or a Charity one, Online community, Forum etc.. The list is endless, only your imagination is the limit when it comes to WordPress
- Search Engine Friendly - WordPress Code is Clean & Simple, making it easy for Search Engines to read and Index. In addition to these you can setup page specific Keywords, Meta descriptions & Titles - it allows a perfect SEO optimization methodology.
- User Experience - Adding a Blog, a Post or a Page is very simple & can be done very quickly with minimal time expenditure on Formatting.
- Best Blogging tool Available - WordPress was initially built for Blogging tool for Journalists. The best part about WordPress is that it comes with an in built option to have a Blog - i.e. you don't need to think about choosing a Website over a Blog or Blog over Website.
- Highly Scalable - WordPress is Highly Scalable and can grow with your demands.
- WooCommerce - Powered with the help of WordPress is one of the best option when it comes to eCommerce site. Over 1 Million eCommerce Sites powered by WooCommerce makes it 40% of the total amount of eCommerce Websites out there. This is a Free Plugin which converts your wordpress blog or site to an eCommerce Site. Extremely stable and built to Scale. Only limiting factor would the Server Power that you are using
There are numerous benefits & features that you will hear about WordPress, I just have added few that came on top of the mind.