OK, I think I go this!
I have a long way to go, but this Site is starting to come together for me. I am presently using Pages, and Posts and such.
I have played with a half dozen widgets so far, and I still haven’t been forced to pay WordPress any extra money over an above my domain.
Is this good?
I hope so. The actual FREE themes have limitations, but I haven’t really hit any major roadblocks.
So, I am not unhappy with this WordPress thing, Yet!
Wish me well.
PS: Their Help sections are of limited help, it seems. Just like when I started on HubPages several years ago, it all makes sense after you have already crawled to the top of their learning curve.