The first time you make a WordPress site it may be a bit tricky for you. If you are not very well versed in PHP and MySQL this site can be all but downright confusing to you. Taking it slow and learning to tap into the functionality of WordPress is ideal however and will immensely benefit you in future sites, therefore you should really consider tapping into it for one site at least to see how it benefits you.
There is a lot to be said about the time_saving benefits of using scrapbooking templates. If you've ever spent hours trying to think of a theme for your next project, you will know what I mean. You'd have to choose colors, designs, shapes, and layouts. But with scrapbooking templates, you can avoid all that, plus also avoid looking for different scrapbook ideas and then trying to find suitable embellishments for the theme you choose.