If you're new to Backdrop, come in for a discussion on how Backdrop can be the best option for creating your new website. As we all know, WordPress has been the goto for new sites and it has a large user base. But if you plan to do anything other than a basic site of a few pages and a blog, WordPress can require custom code for most things that are even a little bit off the beaten path.
Backdrop allows users to create custom views easily and to create pages that draw from databases, and it doesn't require custom code. You may not need this now, but it's good to have this power in the future.
Backdrop is built on expanded Drupal 7 code. Drupal 7 still powers over 50% of Drupal sites, but it is coming up on End of Life, not immediately, but the modules may not receive updating even though Drupal 7 does for a while yet.
It's time for both new users and Drupal 7 users to step up to a powerful CMS built on proven code.