Movable Type used to be really easy to use and modify for the non-programmer.
I've got enough UNIX and server experience that you'd think I could get this FastCGI implementation working.
It has to be a pain in the ass.
It always has to be a pain in the ass.
Anything that is supposed to speed things up and make life easier, especially in light of the constant spam attacks this blog gets, just has to be a pain in the ass.