Wagtail has been born out of many years of experience building websites, learning approaches that work and ones that don’t, and striking a balance between power and simplicity, structure and flexibility. We hope you’ll find that Wagtail is in that sweet spot.
Wagtail is not an instant website in a box.
You can’t make a beautiful website by plugging off-the-shelf modules together - expect to write code.
A CMS should get information out of an editor’s head and into a database, as efficiently and directly as possible.