I had a very brief look at CoreBLOG – a weblog system for Zope. It looks quite promising. But it is still not what we need. The management through ZMI (zope management interface) is considered a feature. But ZMI is not the right interface for newbies. It also does not support any API, so tools like NetNewsWire can’t post to it. CoreBLOGs skins seem far easier than the ones Plone offers – but still these skins are not editable for beginners.
What I do like is a rather zope-ish implementation – much different from Plones Product-overload where no one really can understand which Product has to be used where.