Simplicity and Elegance VS plugins nightmare

As much as I am amazed and humbled by WordPress power and user friendliness, I feel like building a tower with unstable elements I have no control upon! Should I start reading and experimenting PHP or HTML 5 mysteries? Or should I keep downloading and activating multiple already written plugins that with luck will give my web site the finishing touches reserved to those professionally built internet jewels?

Few weeks and I am already lost in my own mess…

5 days off work should help me sorting things out for a better looking reflection of “moi”