Yes, give DW a chance ;) but you could also take a look at some CMS here: http://www.opensourcecms.com/
. I liked e107
as an (for me) not so complecated CMS or Joombla!
with the community builder extension (that I didnt get to work, but I din't tryed it hard). There are often good themes you could start with so you don't need building from scratch...
PS: If you like, you could take a look at my old german test side for a MMORPG guild homepage
with e107. :D