Drupal Can Be Very Pretty
There has been increasing amount of complain about how Drupal is ugly or not designer friendly yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, sure - it’s not WordPress, because it is much more complex and used for building much more complex websites. Neither do I, personally, think should it try to copy WordPress. Whilst there’s always room for improvement, Drupal and WordPress have very distinct niche areas that each should strive in and not try to compete with each other.
But, for the skeptics that think Drupal is just Garland, check out the new, shiny, semantically powered The New Republic [http://www.tnr.com/] website built using the OpenPublish distribution of Drupal. And it was built in a matter of couple months with a small team and without any crazy work hours.
Drupal is awesome and Drupal can be pretty.