From my very early days as a web designer I became easily frustrated with the amount of work I had to redo for each page. I was at the time building HTML pages by hand in a text editor. The frustration led me to build my own simple ASP templating system. It was very primitive, but saved me hours of work.
Since that time, my love for information has increased exponentially. In my web wanderings I stumbled across Cocoon (back in the 1.0 days). I had been using XML for a while and manufactured a primitive ASP app that used XML as its source. Cocoon looked promising, but DreamWeaver had come on the scene and it found it's way to the top of my list of tools because of its templating system and easy organization.