I love WordPress and have been using it for all my client and personal projects for 17 years.
I’m actually in the process of building a WordPress training course. Please do ask me about it as I’m looking to offer the course to some early students for free in exchange for feedback and course development insight.
My absolute minimum “plugin stack” for WordPress is Elementor Pro, Gravity Forms, ManageWP for backups, Alphabetize Admin (my own plugin), Classic Editor (Gutenberg is 🤢), and Site Kit by Google for SEO juice.
What else can I help you with?