It really depends on what you want to do. If you want to build a website visually without dabbling at all with code, then Sparkle (personally speaking) is the way to go. I found it after searching desperately for an iWeb replacement. I had originally converted to Mac from Windows purely for iWeb (having been a former Front-page user), only to find it had gone with the wind the year I bought my Mac. I tried another supposed iWeb replacement, only to find it utterly incomprehensible and a big waste of money.
Throughout this time, I was using Wordpress for my blogs etc, but found over the years it has become more difficult to use to the point I find it hard to make changes without the help of Fiverr. I still use WP for my personal blog but am planning to convert it over to Sparkle. I also hate the cookie-cutter look of WP websites.
Anyway, I found Sparkle after promising my church I’d build a website for them, thinking I’d just use Wordpress, but I found it so cumbersome for something that should have been very easy to design as it does not require any bells or whistles. I used a WP template but it was a pain to change basic things like the images, background, headers etc. That’s when I chanced upon Sparkle. Within one night, and without any assistance, I was able to make the website and upload it to my host. I had no experience using Sparkle and I did it by feel as opposed to reading the documentation (it’s that easy!). I’m working on it again now that I have more time and I am now reading the documentation and asking for advice from the very helpful folks here
I’m also learning quite a bit from downloading some of the sample websites Sparkle have. Although they don’t consider them templates as such, they are great learning tools.
To me, Sparkle is the best thing to happen for people who love making websites but do not have the inclination or interest to learn coding. I honestly don’t believe there is anything on the market that equals it (and I’ve gone through them all).But again, it’s what you’re looking for and what your plans are.