That was until I found Jomres - Written by Vince of Woolley.
Jomres is simple to use, highly customizable and stable. It is flexible and the support is second to none.
A first class service and a first class product.
You will need to understand Joomla, and if you want to tailor the package this should be easy to do as the templates are easily edited.
Give it a go - you won't regret it. Vince is so helpful and will have you running a great site in no time.