Prior to Drupal 7, content writers often had to decide between a "Page" and a "Story" content type. Ok, it's not a blog or a forum post or an image... but which is it, Page or Story? I generally differentiated them by making the Page like a standard HTML page, clean, and the Story more like a blog post, with author metadata. The writer still says, "I have no idea what you're talking about, I just want to post some content, so which one should I use?"
Drupal 7 has simplified the decision by introducing a new default content type: the "Article" which should be familiar to Joomla users as the default post type in that CMS.
Makes sense. Drupal 7 and Drupal Gardens will probably blow Joomla out of the water, so might as well make it comfortable for Joomlaists to transition.
During an Acquia webinar about Drupal 7, I asked if "'Article' was specifically chosen as the default content type to make Drupal more friendly for Joomla users?" Moderator Lynne Capozzi tried to brush it off as a "rhetorical" question, but Drupal creator and curator Dries Buytaert answered that much thought had been given to it and "Article" was chosen as the best option. Excerpt follows: