However, I must accept that all newbie bloggers would love blogger because of it's user friendliness. I too started with blogger in 2005 and still have 8 blogs though not all are updated regularly as before.
This step by step guide that educates one to develop a website/blog using wordpress, seems to be the best tutorial for learning wordpress.
I took time to read several reviews out of a whopping 242 in Mazon. Read a few before you decide to buy.
I believe corporate websites are urging their webmasters to buy and read this wonderful wordpress tutorial.