When you have a content managed site, you want to focus on managing your content, and not worry about getting tangled up in the design. This distinction is handled by how your management layer is set up.
This internet thing is complex, techy, and fast-moving. It's easy to feel like you are behind and start making decisions from fear. Keep a cool head, and don't buy the high-tech snake oil.
The web is made up of tech, but is serving communication purposes. Sometimes, when marketers are directing technology, there can be a disconnect due to the culture gap that you need to overcome.