Wading into more user friendly
I do believe that out of the "box" Wordpress has a better beginning user experience interface than Drupal 6. Drupal 7 is vastly improved, though still not as nice as Wordpress 3.5.
There are many great Wordpress or Drupal sites used to help support and develop communities of people. What make them great are the designers/developers/leaders behind the scenes, using their tools of choice to build that better community.
The power comes from the people knowing their tools well in the process of developing the community.
If I was a non-developer type and wanted to get started on a blogging platform, I would pick Wordpress (http://agchat.org/2012/07/which-blogging-service-should-i-use.html
). If I wanted to create a platform with multiple users and some tech tools of community (forums, wiki, etc), I would pick Drupal. I guess I know my Drupal side better than my Wordpress side;)