Disclaimer: I am speaking about the WordPress.com hosted blogs/CMS’s. The ones you host on your own are a bit more complicated.
It seems like many of you all have not had a lot of experience with WordPress and this might be class might be your first or second exposure to a content management system. My view of Omeka is from someone who has had a lot of experience with WordPress, but not other CMS’s is that Omeka. From what I saw in the videos, it is just a copy of what WordPress looks like. This is not a bad thing however. There is a reason why WordPress is the most popular and widely used CMS in the world. (Take a look at this). I think it stems from its ease of use and how its GUI is set up. The management of a WordPress site can be somewhat overwhelming at first, but if you do some normal “research,” watch some YouTube tutorials, read some instructions, etc., it becomes intuitive to use. This “copy-catting” of WordPress is what I really like about Omeka. It allows people who have used WordPress in the past an relatively seamless transition into Omeka and for people who are using Omeka as their first exposure to a CMS it shouldn’t be a headache as it is just as simple as WordPress.
Omeka looks very similar to WordPress in terms of how to use it, but it WordPress doesn’t have the “oomph” of what Omeka does in terms of forming it your digital collections or exhibits. As many people have quoted, “It is difficult to propose one specific DL system as the most suitable for all cases. Each system has its advantages and drawbacks.” (Pyrounakis, G and Nikolaidou, M.) Each CMS works best specifically for what it is designed for. You can’t make a CMS that excels at all things about content management.