Have you looked into wordpress? I'd like to eventually go that route when i have time to figure it out. I had issues with using my wordpress blog with godaddy, although once i complained they switched me to a linux server and its never been an issue. They pretty much told me on the phone that godaddy and wordpress don't work well together.
I've used godaddy for hosting, and i haven't had a problem in a while. i've been meaning to switch but everything seems running so smooth and i'm ranking well and i don't want to mess that up now.. so i keep go daddy for hosting. I like their deluxe web hosting package that i use. I wouldn't use their site builder though. I use adobe dreamweaver to create and edit my websites.. Didn't build them from scratch, but i bought templates as a starting point and modified them to fit my needs the best i could until i can afford to pay somebody to build a more professional one anyway.