The Drupal site I’ve been building for months and months is finally coming to fruition.
I think it is a glorious bit of Free Software kit, truly flexible and comprehensive. And mildly annoying at times due to User Error-Ignorance.
One area where Drupal 6 falls down somewhat is the user interface. It is no way as shiny and yummy as WordPress 3, even though the architecture that lies beneath the oft-times ungainly facade is robust and built to last.
What you can do to overcome these shortcomings is install the Admin module. This tidies up the admin interface & functionality nicely, and it also uses the Rubiks admin theme to great effect. (btw, I also recommend the Administration menu module, which gives a global, theme-independent admin menu).
Just look at those smoothly graduated tabs, delicious icons and softly curving buttons: