Re: Is there a way to merge the wordpress admin and the buddypress one?
Well… this doesn’t help… but really… as far as popular CMS tools go… the WordPress backend is about as easy and intuitive as it gets. I find most clients take to it pretty quickly and easily and end up loving it and using it a lot. Compare that to Joomla sites I’ve worked on where the clients end up abandoning the site because it take a computer science degree to wrap your head around it’s confusing interface and concepts. Again… I know that doesn’t really help you.
Have you looked at limiting user roles and screen options to streamline the WP backend? I always set clients up with something less than full admin privileges and turn off a bunch of screen options they won’t need or understand.