What do you like best?
RapidWeaver is my go to software when I need to get a simple professional website up FAST. Once you have a collection of 3rd party tools on your belt you and launch unique and stunning websites in often less than a day.
What do you dislike?
The biggest complaint about RapidWeaver is that to create sophisticated features for your website you are often left needing to purchase 3rd party addons. While this is true, the cost is usually low, non-residual unlike many alternatives, and allows you to make an extremely robust amount of design and functionality changes.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Most, if not all, who purchase RapidWeaver are going to want to also own the plugin Stacks, which gives you a more drag-and-drop style of designing that allows for much more flexibility in designing your website(s). Know that you won't find as many free plugins in markets like WordPress, but that addons are really worth their price for the amount support most 3rd party developers provide in the RapidWeaver community.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
RapidWeaver is not my go-to tool for some website's that have more complex custom databases. Not that it can't be used for this, but that's simply not my preference for using this software.
The problem RapidWeaver helps me solve is speed. In the past I would have turn down clients with a lower budget because I didn't have the time to design them a site that I'd be proud of and one that could still provide them with all the functionality they needed.
RapidWeaver changes this in that I can now very quickly create a website that is fully responsive without having to mess with any code. The biggest disclaimer is that I often have to use 3rd party products to achieve everything I need, but the good thing is that once you own it you can use it on any other sites you develop.