The biggest thing was I couldn't seem to get html to go where I wanted it. Simple, but it had given up the ghost I guess you could call it. Why did that matter? A new company called Unbound Words cuts out all the third party sellers to get your books out there. Instead of putting your book on a publisher site, you upload your files to their site, post a short html code that puts a button on your page and thier software handles the downloads. Its all paid for via paypal, directly to your account, they don't handle money at all. For a small monthly charge you keep all your profit. Win win. Except I couldn't make my site do that simply anymore so that's how I got a new one.
Another program that's fairly new is Canva, its a design program that has hundreds of templates to change and customize. Book covers, posters, facebook covers, twitter covers, etc. They have a huge library of photos and elements, if you use one of them its 1 dollar. If you use your own photos you download it for free once you are done. I've used it for a number of covers. If I want to customize it a bit more I take it over to Picmonkey with a range of effects and options. Not quite as extensive of an option is the cover creator that Createspace has, I've used it time or two to give a bit of variety in making reprint covers for Kapheira Press.
Its all a far cry from teaching myself how to use a computer back in 1992 when I started writing as an 18 year old.