I'm giving this a test drive with their free month trial. I love it already.
Web design is something very new for me. I'm a novice if there ever was one, to be sure. A few books, a few months of experience using Frontpage 2000, and little else is all I have coming to this program.
Even with my little background I already love it. There is a preciseness, a degree of control which I never found in frontpage. It is easy to use, though its significantly greater options make it more complicated at first to learn. I have yet to look at any book, and have already in a few days found my way around to do a basic page.
What is wonderful is I know that once I learn this, my only limitations will be my own skills. Frontpage always had a degree of distaste, for I knew it was a limited program.
As far as the negative reviews, which honestly made me consider whether to even try the trial, they're not up to date. Macromedia has released a very large patch, fixing most of the problems. I'm using a 850Mhz Pentium III with 380 mb of memory (a five year old computer, with a bit of updates) and I haven't the slightest bit of slowdown or other issues. It's clean and easy, and has expanded my web design world.