I find that using a site builder is a very convienient tool to use in conjunction with knowledge of HTML. anyone else feel this way? It's much faster and the learning curve for clients are lower as well. And you virtually eliminate constant FTP and save; everything is done in real time. One builder in particular I found quite interesting was [snipped]
While site builders are convenient, they lack a truly versatile functionality. They tend to output a lot of markup and code that isn't necessary, and lack page optimization to compensate for it. However, if you're just making a personal web site then learning HTML and CSS could be more trouble than it's worth.