WP, Drupal et al were misnamed from the marketing get go. They were never content management but rather content publishing systems. Content management is something quite different and most that is out there is proprietary or enterprise with a whole lot of baggage and a price tag to match.
It is amusing, though, that there is now a whole industry around making WP easier aka simpler to use when that has always been it's main claim to fame.
Snark aside, if earlpearl says something is good I'd take it on faith; if he says it is best given some study (as with all software) for best benefit I'd agree.
Not that I'd ever admit such where he might overhear.
We run websites that complement our b&m businesses. They are all services. The services are involved and time consuming. 95% and more of what we do with consumers is direct involvement with the consumers and potential buyers. (you have to see it, touch it, feel it, etc) to determine if you feel its worthwhile to purchase.
That being said our sites are there to bring the customers in and get them involved with us. Its not complicated. The interactions with potential and existing customers can be complicated.
All that being said, I've moved my time to the business side. The websites are complementary. Consequently I want something that is quicker and easier to work with.
Also I can have 6 or 7 updates to make per week. They are updates, not overwhelming changes.
WP is goofy for a website. Its set up for a blog...not a website. Consequently it works "better" with all these themes and widgets etc etc etc. Elementor is pretty much plug and play. It already has shown me limits that if I was coding I could work around. So what. Those are all relatively tiny compared to the big picture of the smb's working.
So I like it. It also means my coding and technical skills and knowledge have eroded. The other day I added content and "nothing happened". I spoke with our developer who referenced a simple point, and I reacted saying something like...."oh cripes...I feel like its 2003/04 again and I'm in learning mode". ( a little saltier language). The developer was correct. My knowledge and skills have eroded.
That is okay. WP and elementor make it easy to get the sites up and visible.
I'm still current on link building...but maybe not that current. Way back, after the easy stuff I viewed link building as something related to "relationships". a term and act with which I was very familiar with from business. That part still applies.