I've been reviewing web design guides over the last week and have been testing a local copy of wordpress against static HTML templates. I have to say i prefer writing my own websites.
There is something soothing about working with code. It gives me great pleasure in creating something out of nothing and watching it evolve as i go.
I just dont see the satisfaction of clicking buttons on a WYSIWG editor. The other concern is making copies and backing up my site. I have lost large chunks of my websites that ran early editions of Wordpress due to database corruption. But i still archives of my static HTML websites sitting in my library from the 1997-2002.